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Cant access keyboard in boot menu after update to Ubuntu 14.0.1, laptop keyboard, trackpad, network not working
|September 18, 2014
Posted by forumadmin
I’ve just updated my system from the command line. There after the system went into black screen. I got a login screen after several reboots but am only able to use the keyboard to login after inserting a USB mouse.
As I can’t access grub at startup, as the keyboard is unresponsive, I reset the grub boot order to the previous kernel (188.8.131.52 recovery mode). I was following the description from this answer on “Customizing the /etc/default/grub file”. I checked the kernel after rebooting…
…and it turns out that it’s still the latest (3.13.0-34-generic).
Following things noted:
- caps lock key lights up during boot
- keyboard unresponsive at login screen
- unresponsive mouse and trackpad
- responsive mouse after reinserting mouse into usb port => keyboard
- no network even if ethernet cable is plugged in
- unresponsive trackpad
On a MacBook 5,1 running UbuntuGnome 14.04.1 (not a dual boot), 3.13.0-34-generic
Got into grub by deactivating the ACPI system by editing grub config:
gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
and changing this variable:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quit splash acpi=ht"
Found a graphics error in /var/log/Xorg.failsafe.log and fixed it following the following thread: Fatal server error – no screen found – ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2241756.
In essence it was a matter of removing
Trackpad, keyboard, bluetooth are now working.
No wireless/ethernet connection.
Reinstalled the wireless driver from the LiveUSB pendrive following these instructions: WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx
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