||12-25-2008 02:04 PM
Keyboard inoperative when booting to Ubuntu CD or attempting to install Ubuntu
Hello. I have a Toshiba l355d-s2578 laptop with Vista Home pre-installed. I want to install Ubuntu (latest edition). I created the Ubuntu install from an ISO downloaded at the standard Ubuntu download page. I downloaded the 32 bit version.
I set the laptop bios to boot from CD first. When I inserted the Ubuntu disk and rebooted, everything starts up well. When I got to the "pick your keyboard layout" area of the load process, I noticed the keyboard did not work when typing into the "try your keyboard" area but did not think much of it. Once the OS completely booted to the desktop, I attempted to use the keyboard in several settings (browser, help program,etc.). It would not work. I tried to use the keyboard settings wizard under the "system" menu but this did not offer any settings that made a difference.
I suppose this is something really simple but I can not figure it out. Can anyone help me get the keyboard working with Ubuntu? (It works perfect in Vista, so its not the actual hardware). Obviously not having a keyboard would be a deal breaker and I will be stuck with Windows