Ubuntu :: Update Kills Keyboard And Mouse

Dec 28, 2010

I had applied all the updates available on 23rd Morning and Keyboard and mouse stopped working thereafter. The updates amounted to around 130 MBs in size. I can use the keyboard to select other items in Grub menu and it works upto the login prompt. I can change the console to Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F6 before the login screen. No response thereafter. I have set the autoloin after 10 Seconds and the notification asks me for enabling compositing.

When booted in recovery mode, the screen remains blank without the options like Repair Packages, Root shell, Resume etc.BTW, Ctrl+Alt+Del reboots the blank screen.What to do now? I thought that Reovery mode boot will give me the menu of these above items.The keyboard and mouse freeze just at login screen. So is it related to .gconfd or Gnome? Or can I unistall all the updates I had installed on 23rd December?At least how can I have the list of installed applications and my customisations in case of a reinstallation?Should I renstall and start all over again without any clue what I had done earlier?

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Jun 1, 2011

I rebooted my system about a few days ago to find that whenever X was started, my mouse and keyboard would not function. I am unable to even switch to another tty when this occurs, however alt+sysrq+r will allow me to switch ttys again.

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X.Org X Server 1.10.1
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Sep 12, 2010

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Oct 15, 2010

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Nov 10, 2009

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The hardware itself seems to be working as I can pop up the BIOS menus and even edit the GRUB booting line. But, after GRUB there's no possible input. I've tried to boot the system with the Fedora 11 DVD, rescue menu and then chroot. This in order to run a "yum update" in the hope that the problem was in some broken update. No chance: there's no update.

My questions are:

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2. Is there a way to have the (cabled) network activated at boot *before* the graphical login?

3. What the he** is happening to my otherwise pefectly working laptop?

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I got the weekly updates; libc files and an xorg core file from memory. Thinking now the xorg core possibly rewrote my xorg.conf!seems to have killed the restricted ATI driver. I can boot from kernel but 27, the one I did the updates, after the Ubuntu progress bar I get a black screen. Booting from 26 I get the low resolution graphics guff and need to set it manually each time. Go to Sys->Admin->Hardware Drivers, and sure enough, the ATI driver is 'Not in Use'. Switch it on, try booting into 27, black screen.

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Jul 8, 2010

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The system didn't crash though. I had a download running which was completed despite the mouse/keyboard hang.

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Aug 8, 2010

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Aug 13, 2011

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Feb 17, 2011

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I have just installed Xubuntu 9.10 for the second time on my IBM Thinkpad T30. After both installations it froze on the boot screen, then after a restart, the GRUB boot menu was displayed.

Selecting the default option, I could log into a Command Line Terminal. Typing "startx" (without the ""), Xfce started but then an error dialog box popped up with the message 'Xfce power manager. HAL daemon is not running'

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There have been similar posts with the same problems but there has been no real solutions. (One post has been "Solved" by installing Kubuntu, but that is not a satisfactory solution)

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