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Old 07-27-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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[FIXED] Laptop keyboard and touchpad suddenly stopped working on at login screen

a few days ago, my laptop's keyboard and touchpad stopped working at the gdm login screen, which render my computer almost useless. If I boot in recovery mode and go straight to the console, then the keyboard works flawlessly but it'll stop working if I run "startx". They both work under Windows and I've booted with an older kernel but it was without success. Also, I cannot access the terminals with ctrl-alt-F*, the caplocks key has no effect at all.

I have ran the update manager around the time the problem appeared and I suspect an update to dbus-x11 is responsible for my problem as I've read threads of people having a similar problem in the past, sometimes caused by dbus-x11 not forwarding the inputs. None of the solutions offered in the threads fixed this problem.

I am not a linux guru so I really have no idea of what to do next. I think I could rollback the dbus-x11 package but I don't know how to do this from the command line.

Any answer will be very appreciated; I am currently travelling around the world and I badly need to use my ubuntu OS as this is my only computer at the moment. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: The following thread fixed my problem under the current and previous kernels:

Last edited by frankquestion; 07-27-2009 at 10:42 AM.
Old 07-27-2009, 12:08 PM   #2
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