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Old 08-02-2006, 06:59 AM   #1
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Keyboard doesn't respond

Since a few hours my keyboard is not working. The weird thing is that I can type my password when i login. However once I'm logged in the keyboard isn't working. This is why i'm pretty sure it is a software problem and not a hardware problem. I tried a reboot but it didn't work.
I use kubuntu 6.06
The keyboard is a wireless keyboard but I don't think this causes the problem.
Old 08-02-2006, 01:23 PM   #2
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Ideas - you could:

1. have a look at (on GNOME) System > Preferences > Keyboard

2. check if your keyboard has been recognized (using lsdev or (on GNOME) System > Administration > Devices) (oops! you'll need a keaboard for that - no you don't - you could copy characters for your password from, i.e., web pages)

3. log in to another session (i.e., Failsafe or Terminal) (you might even install GNOME or Xfce in order to have an alternative, graphical desktop)

4. log in as another user

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Old 08-02-2006, 03:57 PM   #3
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I found the solution to the problem: It seemed that I pressed the shift button to long (8 sec). When i did it again it all worked. but thanks for the replies anyway.
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