[PLUG] keyboard recognition failed at logging prompt

Shridhar Daithankar ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net
Tue Dec 8 15:13:21 IST 2009

On Tuesday 08 December 2009 13:09:43 rakesh zingade wrote:
> I am facing a keyboard related problem, I had installed xft, xrender,
> libxaw7 & libxaw6 for supporting a flowchart software installation. But
> after reboot the OS won't recognize my keyboard, I am getting logging
>  screen (init 5) but I can't provide user name and passwd, OS failed to
>  accepted data from keyboard, my mouse works fine so I can either select
>  languages or change my sessions but can't provide any inputs from
>  keyboard.
> I am using Dell keyboard plugged in USB port. The same connection works
>  well in windows us my machine is dual boot.

Which linux version?

Can you ssh to the machine and make sure HAL is started? mouse works means 
probably it is but just confirming.

Does the keyboard works in console mode(init 3)? if yes, you can boot into 
console mode and debug the issue. All the better if you have another machine 
to ssh from and kill X

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