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Old 05-24-2012, 04:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy OpenSUSE not detecting keyboard


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...

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Old 05-24-2012, 05:25 AM   #2
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:45 AM   #3
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Can you switch to the terminal? If the keyboard works then, run systemctl and look for a service that didn't start or a module that didn't load. Also examine the boot log for clues.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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If it's a USB keyboard it's worth trying to plug it into a different port. I had some weird issues on IBM servers with SUSE 9.x years ago with USB keyboards, whereas PS/2-connected ones never failed.

Can you ssh into the machine on the network or, at least, ping its address to verify it's not completely frozen?

Good luck!
 
Old 05-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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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.?
 
Old 05-24-2012, 02:50 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 05-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:30 AM   #9
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Yes. Finally, I have been able to access terminal using the 'Failsafe' option in grub. But when I typed in 'systemctl' a huge list sprang up. Which one from that list talks about my keyboard?
 
Old 05-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #10
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I tried to boot with nomodeset (it loads only the basic display drivers). There too, the keyboard is not working...
 
Old 05-28-2012, 04:21 AM   #11
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Hello.....

Any ideas???...
 
Old 05-29-2012, 10:28 AM   #12
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Anything more???
 
Old 06-05-2012, 04:07 AM   #13
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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.
 
Old 06-05-2012, 08:57 AM   #14
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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.
Thank You.

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Old 06-09-2012, 05:52 PM   #15
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What is UAS?

You mentioned the 'slow keyboard' and changed the setting in UAS. What is UAS and how does one access it? thanks.
 
  


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