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Keyboard and mouse stop working after update

Postby blakeyed on Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:55 am

Hi!

I've just installed LMDE on my laptop. After install everything goes ok, and I update. I turn off my laptop and when I see the login screen, I can't use the keyboard or mouse :S

Anyone with the same problem? What could happen?

Thanks
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Re: Keyboard and mouse stop working after update

Postby Gerd50 on Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:04 am

That could be a udev error. To fix it boot the recovery mode and run:

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telinit 5

You should have a working system now. Open the terminal and run:

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ls -l /etc/rc*.d/*udev*

If you get something like this:

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    # ls -l /etc/rc*.d/*udev*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19  4. Jul 23:27 /etc/rc0.d/K01udev-mtab -> ../init.d/udev-mtab
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 29. Jun 21:39 /etc/rc0.d/K02udev -> ../init.d/udev
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19  4. Jul 23:27 /etc/rc1.d/K01udev-mtab -> ../init.d/udev-mtab
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 29. Jun 21:39 /etc/rc1.d/K02udev -> ../init.d/udev
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 23. Aug 22:06 /etc/rc2.d/K01udev-mtab -> ../init.d/udev-mtab
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 13. Sep 22:28 /etc/rc2.d/S02udev -> ../init.d/udev
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19  4. Jul 23:27 /etc/rc3.d/K01udev-mtab -> ../init.d/udev-mtab
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 29. Jun 21:39 /etc/rc3.d/K02udev -> ../init.d/udev
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19  4. Jul 23:27 /etc/rc4.d/K01udev-mtab -> ../init.d/udev-mtab
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 29. Jun 21:39 /etc/rc4.d/K02udev -> ../init.d/udev
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 20. Sep 21:47 /etc/rc5.d/S02udev -> ../init.d/udev
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 20. Sep 23:33 /etc/rc5.d/S13udev-mtab -> ../init.d/udev-mtab
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19  4. Jul 23:27 /etc/rc6.d/K01udev-mtab -> ../init.d/udev-mtab
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 29. Jun 21:39 /etc/rc6.d/K02udev -> ../init.d/udev
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 24. Feb 2010  /etc/rcS.d/S02udev -> ../init.d/udev
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 25. Feb 2010  /etc/rcS.d/S13udev-mtab -> ../init.d/udev-mtab

delete all the udev links from rc0 - rc6. Don't touch rcS.d, it's needed like it is.
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Re: Keyboard and mouse stop working after update

Postby blakeyed on Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:50 pm

Thanks Gerd50 but the only udev and udev-mtab in /etc/rc*.d are in rcS.d.

Anyway I've noticed it's a bug in udev 171, when I plug in a keyboard it works well, udev doesn't add ID_INPUT tag to the device so Xorg can't detect which kind of device it is.

I'm blacklisting evdev module and loading it again in a while, just before X server start and it works well.

But that's just a workaround, I must update udev asap.
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