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I use openSUSE 12.1. I was installing Virtual Box in the root user and browsing the web in another user. When I tried to switch my user, the screen hanged and I had to do a cold boot. After that, SUSE is not detecting my keyboard. On-screen keyboard is opening but not working. I can't log in as I can't type my password. [My keyboard is OK as it is functioning in the grub].
Please help fast as I am not being able to use my computer...
No its not a USB keyboard. Is there any way to open the terminal and type with the mouse (without on-screen keyboard as that is also not working)? The keyboard is working in the grub...so is there any way to open the terminal from the grub?
But I think there is no problem with the keyboard but with my OS as even on-screen keyboard is not working.
Distribution: Arch, CentOS, Fedora, OS X, SLES, Ubuntu
I don't know of any way to "type" with a mouse, offhand. In addition, I don't understand what you mean by "on-screen keyboard" -- are you physically sitting in front of the computer, or are you accessing it remotely over a KVM or something like that?
Again, can you ping the machine with TCPIP or ssh into it over the network to verify it's still running at all? Are any hard drive lights indicating there's activity, etc.?
On the login screen, there is a round dot with horizontal lines in it. You can click on it and select a terminal session. It should drop you to a virtual terminal at the login prompt. If it is a problem with the xdm or dbus services, you may be able to use the keyboard then.
Sorry, I can't find any round dot with horizontal lines in it. My login screen looks somewhat like the picture I have attached.
There is an universal-access button on the top panel where there is an option to show the on-screen keyboard. A keyboard pops up on the screen with the normal keyboard buttons. If we click on the buttons, those letters get written down where the cursor is present, if any. This is what I meant by the term 'On-Screen keyboard'.
I have the bootable live USB of openSUSE thorugh which I had installed my OS. I could not find any repair option in it. If anyone knows how to repair using the installation media (like it is possible in Windows), please mention. It will be a great help.
I have seen another thing that my keyboard works when SUSE is booting up (as the Caps bulb is glowing when I press the Caps Lock button). But as soon as the login screen appears, the keyboard stops functioning.
I am not being able to open my user. Thus, I can't bring it on the network for any tests. My OS is functioning as normal HDD lights are glowing and the mouse is working fine.
Please help as I am facing a great deal of problems on not being able to open my OS.
Sorry. Lost track of this thread. Your login screen looks different then mine. Maybe you installed gnome at install and you are using a different graphical desktop manager. What does the Power icon at the top left do? Does it also have a terminal login menu item?
Another option is to use the "single" boot option in grub.
Finally, I found the solution. I had posted in OpenSUSE forums and I have been able to solve my problem. On-screen keyboard has also started working. URL of my thread in the SUSE forum is: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...st2465253.html and the final solution is in the last page (page 4).
I would like to thank all of you for your solutions and attempts to solve my problem.