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Old 10-12-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Keyboard doesn't work right click on mouse doesn't work

I have just installed Mint9.Dual booting with Windows 7. My keyboard doesn't work and the right click on the mouse doesn't work. I am able to type in my password on startup, but no time after that. If it ask me for authentication, I am unable to type in my password. One time only I recieved this message: "Could not grab your keyboard.
A malicious client may be eavesdropping on your
session or you may just clicked a menu or some
application decided to get focused. Try again"
I'm new to Linux and I do not have a clue what this means. Can someone plesse tell me what I need to do to fix this. Thank you.
Old 10-14-2010, 06:04 AM   #2
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Some how try to go to CLI:using Ctrl+Alt+F2

and try to set using US keyboard layout

setxkbmap us

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Old 10-15-2010, 02:10 AM   #3
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Hello Prayag,

Thanks. I tried that but it didn't work. It seems I never had this problem until I did a big update. Thanks again.


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