ferretusmaximus
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No response to Keyboard or Mouse

Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:26 pm

For no obvious reason a perfectly happy Solus installation has stopped responding to the keyboard and mouse. The PC boots successfully and shows the Login screen but there is no response to the keyboard or mouse. Not being able to login makes diagnosis of the issue difficult. During the boot sequence the PC responds to the keyboard correctly, if booted from an ISO copy the keyboard and mouse work fine. Could a software update have failed? Any assistance as to finding a solution or method for fixing the problem would be much appreciated.

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kyrios
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Re: No response to Keyboard or Mouse

Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:52 pm

ferretusmaximus wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:26 pm
For no obvious reason a perfectly happy Solus installation has stopped responding to the keyboard and mouse. The PC boots successfully and shows the Login screen but there is no response to the keyboard or mouse. Not being able to login makes diagnosis of the issue difficult. During the boot sequence the PC responds to the keyboard correctly, if booted from an ISO copy the keyboard and mouse work fine. Could a software update have failed? Any assistance as to finding a solution or method for fixing the problem would be much appreciated.
You can boot on the previous kernel as a workaround to diagnose the problem or just to wait for the next kernel update to update your system again and see if it helps.
Another alternative is to switch from the current to the lts kernel version or vice-versa.

ferretusmaximus
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[Closed] No response to Keyboard or Mouse

Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:39 pm

Thanks Kyrios. Have tried all the various boot options to no avail. Not sure how a kernel update would be applied without access to the Software Centre. In the end decided to reinstall Solus as it's quicker to reinstall the various software packages in use than it is to solve the (possibly insoluble) problem.

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