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[SOLVED] Unresponsive Keyboard at login screen

Postby towbes on Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:27 pm

Greetings, somehow my LMDE 15 install broke. Computer was running for about a week, did not install any major updates, shutdown the computer, and now when I try to turn it back on, it boots to login screen with an unresponsive keyboard and mouse. If i unplug usb mouse and plug it back in, mouse works, but not the laptop keyboard. Anyone ever encounter this issue?

I booted into recovery mode, and at terminal attempted to do a startx but startx crashed giving errors from xkbcomp muliple times, and shows a grey screen with a "Something really bad happened, we must shut down" then a logout button in the middle that brings me back to the recovery terminal.

I am able to utilize terminal in recovery mode, but wired ethernet will not pull an IP address.

Am currently booted into a live usb nix OS, I have access to my original filesystem. I am able to successfully boot into the same Live DVD I used to install the OS from. Everything loads fine, wired ethernet comes up, keyboard and mouse works, and I can access my original filesystem.

I have attached the dmesg log from boot, all of the audit lines from ~line 800+ are new to me, they just started occuring after booting today. The only new addition I can really think of is the upgrade I made from VirtualBox4.2 -> VirtualBox4.3

I ran the inxi -Fx command from the recovery terminal, is there a log of it somewhere or do I need to run a specific option to log it?

I am running LMDE 15 upgraded to kernal 3.10_2

DMESG from boot: http://pastebin.com/dKRkLwyx

Xorg.log: http://pastebin.com/nGbfwXeq


Issue resolved in a very patchy way.
The xorg log file indicated the xserver could not find the kbd module and was disabling the keyboard, along with the mouse. A temporary workaround was to build an xorg.conf file using Xorg -configure from the recovery console, then add a line in the config file to AutoAddDevices = false. After that I had to download the kbd 1.61 package and apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-kbd . This got the keyboard and mouse working at the splash screen. However, now when I actually logged in, my network interface no longer showed up on the UI network interfaces screen. I did an ifconfig in terminal, there was only a loopback interface. I added eth1 to /etc/network/interface , set it to dhcp and rebooted network services. The interface now showed up on the ifconfig command and pulled an IP address from my router. Google chrome still could not load websites, I tried to ping google.com and got nothing, but when I pinged google's dns server it worked. After more research I found that the /etc/resolve.conf file had been corrupted, when I put my router's ip into the resolve.conf file i could then pull up websites again.

I still do not know what initially caused all the problems with xserver and am still investigating. I think I might have accidentally installed a test package as I found a repository source indicating /latest/testing I am attempting to revert to a stable version of LMDE now...


Found this post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... ost4362855 and deleteing the /run director solved the issue for one boot, but upon reboot the issue returned. There is a bug with udev (my version is 175-7.2) and kernel (my kernel is 3.10) link to one of the bug threads: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627513
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