Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Use The Mouse Or Keyboard When The X-server Starts
May 14, 2010
I recently upgraded my Dell Vostro V13 from 9.04 to 10.04. All seemed to go well, but now the keyboard (and touchpad) aren't being recognized on bootup. I can get to single user mode OK --- keyboard is fine, but something is badly amiss as I can't use the mouse or keyboard when the X-server starts.
I randomly started up my laptop one day and the mouse and keyboard stopped responding once GDM's login screen came up. Everything works fine from the console, but even if I run startx from the login shell the mouse and keyboard do not work, even though everything else in GNOME runs perfectly.
I am using an HP dv6426us laptop running Ubuntu 9.04 (i686 architecture with the 2.6.28-15-generic kernel). Below is a copy of my xorg.conf file, just in case there might be something wrong with that. I will try and put more information on, but seeing as I have to use a different computer to post this thread, copying over log files and stuff is difficult for the moment (though I am going to try and copy them over to a flash drive).
I just upgraded from 9.10 to 10,4 via update manager and now when I switch on, the boot process seems to work but when I arrived to the login page, I can't use mouse or keyboard. The system is not freezed because I can see the watch on the lower right running properly.
After a 4 to 5 minutes after a succesful instalation of Ubuntu 10.10 the mouse and keyboard freeze. I increased the memory and installed a 500 gb hard drive and still have the problem. a second problem. How do I find this post after a day or so.
I recently updated from 8.10 to 10.4 by updating to 9.04 & 9.10 first. My problem is, everything seems to be booting normally but once the splash screen loads, it freezes and the keyboard and mouse both stop working. After the splash screen hangs for several minutes, the screen goes black. I am wondering if there is something I can do during the boot sequence to affect the process or if I could do something with a burnt copy of 10.4.
System was running fine under 8.04 but decided to update. The live CD works fine but after install, the Mouse and Keyboard stop working under 9.10. Even the keyboard power button is off. Disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard or the mouse does not . AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 mouse
Everything else seems OK but how would I know without the keyboard or mouse. The keyboard turns off right before the first Ubuntu screen. The Numlock will go off and then nothing. Tried to run dpkg - fix broken packages after booting to repair. All I get is fail to fetch http: (whatever )Could not resolve us.archive.ubuntu.com. Update: Alt-F3 ... then Booting to terminal mode does not disable the keyboard.
I tried running Ubuntu Linux 9.10 on my computer directly from the CD, without installing, and when it had finished loading neither the keyboard nor the mouse would work. I got a message saying that restricted drivers had been blocked. I can't press what I think to be the unblock command because both the keyboard and mouse had been blocked.
I tried to do a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04, but when I get to the screen if I want to test or install Ubuntu, the keyboard and mouse (bluetooth) don't work. I tried to resync the peripherals, I disconnected usb connector base of the tower and putting it back but nothing works for me. I have a Logitech Desktop MX 5000 (Bluetooth).
I upgraded to 10.10 from 10.04 few weeks ago. Everything was working fine until today when I did a partial upgrade and it removed some of the lib files. Now my usb mouse and keyboard is not working. I can move the mouse around but can't click ( left or right ). I have nvidia graphics card. I tried running it under safe graphics mode and when I do that everything works fine except for the compiz obviously. I have tried reinstalling nvidia driver to see if that would make a difference but that didn't work either. I am not sure which lib files did ubuntu removed. I have searched everywhere to find a solution on the web and the only thing I think it might b iz my xconf file iz messed up. I really don't want to reinstall the whole OS and loose all my apps.
I tried to upgrade from 10.4 to 10.10.Every thing went normal until the grub screen wanted me to select which kernel.The wireless usb keyboard and mouse would not work.I found an old keyboard and mouse, they worked.the login screen popped up, I selected the user name and typed the password.After a moment the login screen pops back up.I can log into the recovery console.
I am using 10.10, yesterday I did an upgrade using update manager. After restart, booting stops at login screen, keyboard and mouse is not working. I tried login into recovery mode as well as previous kernel versions nothing is working. I tried to login into single user mode even that is also not working.
I'm having an issue installing Fedora 11. The install goes fine, but after restarting (when I get to the initial configuration screen) my keyboard and mouse don't work. I can boot into the Live CD without issue. My boot.log file is below:
boot.log: Code: Welcome to Fedora Press 'I' to enter interactive startup. Starting udev: [OK] Setting hostname Ste-PC: [OK] mdadm: failed to add /dev/sda1 to /dev/md/imsm0: No such device or address mdadm: Container /dev/md/imsm0 has been assembled with 2 drives mdadm: Started /dev/md126 with 2 devices .....
HAL is failing to start, could that be the issue? If so, how should I go about fixing it?
Multi GPU - Mouse and Keyboard Freeze once enabled Previously on Ubuntu Karmic I had multi GPU setup without a problem.System consists of three ATI radeon HD 3600 series (multi head) running 6 monitors.
Setting it up was was easy as on Microsoft windows. All I did was download the ati catalyst and issue the following command: aticonfig --initial=dual-head --adapter=all
That created the perfect xorg.conf. With the amdcccle desktop, I then rearranged the monitors around to my setup and enabled xinerama. I thus had a total of six monitors working without a problem. (Naturally with compiz turned off).
- UPGRADING TO LUCID BIGGEST MISTAKE -
Yesterday the update manager popped up Lucid Ubuntu 10.04 Release available. I upgraded. I got the same issue of fglrx.. Reading through Forum I deleted the /usr/share/ati folder. uninstalled the catalyst. Rebooted in safe mode and then re-installed via synatic fglrx and amdcccle. All went well.
I then issued the basic command.
aticonfig --initial -f
This created the standard xorg.conf. On rebooting machine. My first two screens (off the first Radeon HD 3600) worked fine, without a problem. (See attached file)
I then issued aticonfig --initial=dual-head --adapter=all. This created the long xorg.conf file for all the cards on the system to work.
BUMPER !! Machine reboots and right before the X login screen appears all of a sudden my monitor screen goes into "Digital Power saving mode" and the monitor goes to sleep. Keyboard and Mouse are not responsive (All freeze). No alternative but to cold boot the machine and restart.
I have tried everything, each time mouse and keyboard just freeze.
I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS last week (32 bit, gnome desktop, no desktop effects). The system was quite stable before the upgrade (it's usually on 24/7 with uptimes in the dozens of days), but ever since updating to 10.04, the system loses all mouse and keyboard input at random times.
I can still ssh into the system fine and reboot it in an orderly fashion from a laptop, but I'd rather that it wouldn't freeze like this in the first place
I've tried service gdm start / stop from an ssh session to see if it's an xorg-related problem, but sadly that did not help in recovering mouse / keyboard input.
I also tried unplugging and re-plugging the ps/2 keyboard and the usb mouse, but sadly that also didn't help.
I don't see any weird messages in dmesg, so it's not a kernel oops either it seems.
I'm using the proprietary nvidia driver if that matters.
Keyboard and mouse failure when trying to run a live Ubuntu disk on an Acer Aspire M1641 desktop. I was trying to show off the Ubuntu system to a colleague when to my surprise as it booted up both keyboard and mouse died. There was no response at all, the only option was to use the power button, rebooting into Vista all back to normal. I tried several other versions of Ubuntu going back 8.04 even Knoppix failed to get the keyboard and mouse working. Even after re installing the windows drivers and several more attempts even changing keyboard and mouse, I could not get any linux live disk to work.
I have several machines which have been dual booting Ubuntu and Win for a couple years. Not much problem with setting them up, and Ubuntu has been trouble free. With this Maverick release, however, I've had quite a bit of trouble. Having trouble characterizing the flakiness, but it persists on this machine as follows ...
I did a clean install of the 10/10/10 distribution, dual booting with Win 7. Seemed to install OK and boot up once, although there might have been small problems during install, causing me to start over clean. Machine is relatively new AMD X4 940, with ATI HD 4800 video. The first flaky thing is that Sometimes (>50% of the time) the USB keyboard and/or mouse don't work (locked up). Sometimes one does, but not the other, sometimes neither work. I can't characterize why, but rebooting sometimes fixes it. The Win 7 environment is fine.
The second flaky thing is that after the initial boot to the graphical desktop, more often I boot to the black login screen. By reading this forum, I've found that "sudo service gdm start" usually starts the graphical desktop (although mostly with the mouse and or kbd frozen). This is a clean install, with the proprietary ATI driver added. I am dismayed, because this is so different from my earlier experience with Ubuntu. Don't know if these problems are somehow linked, or quite how to proceeds. Just looking for more stability.
I have Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition i386 version. It was recently working fine until i installed few updates that showed in Update Manager about total size of 200Mb. During the installation BUG USB (blue screen) error comes and laptop restarted. Now i restarted the laptop and from now my mouse and the keyboard not working. I am not able to even login to the system. Not working now anything.. Details: I am running Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop i386 on VMWare Workstation on Windows Vista.
I let the update manager run overnight on my netbook because it was taking a while. When I woke up, my netbook was off. It may have shut off during the updates. Now, when I turn it on, it gets to the login screen but the keyboard and mouse don't work. Is there anything I can do without a Live CD? Unfortunately I don't have a flash drive or anything with me.
I recently tried to upgrade my Dell Latitude C610 from 10.10 to 11.04, but it got kernel panic right in the middle. Now it at least boots, but the mouse doesn't work--only the keyboard does. How do I fix this enough to use the mouse, or how do I operate Gnome with a keyboard?
I am trying to install fedora 10, 64 bit on computer with the following specification but the installation stops during installation (mouse , keyboard, screen freezes). Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-ud4h rev.1.0 processor AMD phenom ii 940 I have updated the bios to the latest version.
Running Landmarq Intel Atom DC330 Desktop I have just attempted to upgrade my desktop machine from Kubuntu 10.04 to Kubuntu 10.10. I used KpackageKit to do the upgrade which proceeded smoothly until the install packages phase, which seemed to complete and then repeat. I don't know the detail of what happened as I was out of the room.
The repeat almost completed, but then I got a set of error messages, which basically told me that KpackageKit was unable to install the upgraded packages. I closed KpackageKit, and closed the machine and tried a reboot. This time, I got as far as the splash screen, but although the cursor flashes, I can't type anything in the password box. In addition, the mouse pointer won't move. Using a different wireless mouse works, but I still can't type in a password.
However, the command ctrl+alt+sysrq+RSEIUB works, so the machine is accepting some keyboard input. I also know from using a live disc that my home directory is intact. I would like to revert to my 10.04 installation, and re-try an upgrade to 10.11 afterwards.
I have Asus Z87-PRO motherboard with i5-4670k and I'm trying to install Debian Testing with 64-bit architecture. My problem is mouse and keyboard (I guess USB in general) stop working after installer get loaded (the last thing I do is choose between text and graphical install). I found a few topics on different forums indicating that I should enable IOMMU (Intel VT-d) option in my bios.
The problem is that Intel k-series processors didn't use to have IOMMU support, so there's nothing I can do about it. I tried changing different bios options like disabling UEFI, enabling xHCI and EHCI with no luck. Passing "iommu=off" or "iommu=soft" to the boot command also doesn't work. However, I have LMDE 2 64-bit live cd (based on Debian Jessie) and it works fine, so I guess my problem may be related to some changes in 4.2 kernel.
I'm trying to net install Wheezy on an Abit IC7-G PIV system. I tried this months ago but the problem still exists. This is not so much an installation problem but after installation when it boots, I lose PS/2 mouse, PS/2 keyboard and network. I get:
startpar. service(s) returned failure udev ... failed I can plug USB mouse and keyboard in after this failure which then works. There is nothing wrong with the hardware. It works fine on other systems. Squeeze works perfectly.
I installed a copy of Debian Jessie server and then tried to install a light GUI, specifically XFCE4. I am accessing my installation directly via a mouse/ keyboard and monitor, not remotely. After installing the Debian server software, I ran the following commands: apt-get install xfce4
It all appeared to go well, with no error messages. I then tried to launch the XFCE4 interface by running the following command: xfdesktop.However, all I get is the following error message:Failed to parse arguments: Cannot open display.what I need to do here to succesfully launch XFCE4?
recently i tried to install for the first time and everything booted up fine but when i got to the post install configuration my mouse and keyboard don't work! after that one time whenever i try to load linux it just sits at the boot screen where the colored bar goes left to right and has fedora text in the bottom right corner. i don't know if this matters or not but i'm dual booting with windows XP also i tried using a live cd of fedora 11 it always boots up to the login however just like above i can't use my mouse or keyboard for that one either.
If I remain 'connected' (with the KVM) to the linux machine the gnome screen saver cuts in and the system remains 'as is' until 'woken up' with the mouse or keyboard. However, if I switch to another machine using the KVM, within a short time (maybe even minute or two) the linux machine goes dead. Now it has not crashed, as I can log in from a remote machine and do anything I need from a terminal, but the machine seems not to respond. I can't even use ctrl-alt-fn to switch to a console screen.
I initially tried entering telinit 3 from a remote machine but it made no apparent difference. However, if after telinit 3 I then killed the Xorg process and later issued a telinit 5 the X server restarted, but with a curious black 'notch' at the top of the screen. I am using an NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS graphics card. I am now adding the backtrace from Xorg.0.log. It seems that when the KVM switches to another machine for more than a very short time the X server crashes.
anyway the reason for my posti downloaded a network install of wheezypartitioned and loaded wheezy on to a dell latitude d600now after installation the keyboard and mouse ( touchpad or nipple ) do not functionsince this inconvenience i have been plugging in a usb keyboard and mouse at the graphical login then using them to work the laptopAfter a reboot the usb peripherals do need to be uplugged and reconnected otherwise they also do not functioni am obviously missing something vital here but i am not sure where to start, kernel 220.127.116.11-686 i have loaded the non-free repos added the various firmware files etc. to get wireless and bluetooth to functionbut the keyboard and mouse has me stumped i have searched the forum and google but haven't come across anyone with the same issue.Some forum suggestions have been to reconfigure xorg.conf but this does not exist on this installevdev - the event driver is thereudev - the kernel device manager is also there
I am running Vista on my C: drive and I just got Fedora 11. I planned to dual boot Vista and fedora 11. I Downloaded the Live CD from the site (680 +- MB) and burned the files IN the .iso file to an empty DVD and CD. Shrank my D: drive and now have about 27 GiB wort of unpartitioned space. I booted from the Live CD. everything went OK until i chose Boot from the Boot Menu that came up. First it took me to a screen with the following message:
ACPI: expecting a [reference] package element found type 5. and then in went on to boot normally. Then when it reached the user login screen, I found that my mouse and keyboard were'nt responding and that there was no lights on any of the keys. I checked the USB cables and did a hard shutdown and booted from the Live CD again, but the problem persists.