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Re: Keyboard stopped working

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:D :D
At the end, it was just this:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 4ea1b44e23

In case the page gets deleted: here it goes: "Restart your computer, when it is on the black screen with 'Dell' written on it, hold the F8 key until it turns on" (of course it hasn't to be "Dell").

Thank you everyone - and especially to Joe!

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Re: Keyboard stopped working [SOLVED]

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Re: Keyboard stopped working

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canhoto wrote:Restart your computer, when it is on the black screen with 'Dell' written on it, hold the F8 key until it turns on
So, Dell laptops have a hardware option to disable the keyboard, but said option is only effective once a kernel (Linux, Windows, or otherwise) has booted, and not prior (GRUB, BIOS setup, or otherwise). :roll:

Glad you were able to figure that one out! :)

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Re: Keyboard stopped working [SOLVED]

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absque fenestris wrote:...Ich bin dein geheimer Schmutz...
...Ich bin der Chrome Dinette...

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Re: Keyboard stopped working [SOLVED]

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I'm having a similar problem on a Dell XPS 15.

Everything has been fine for years, I hadn't applied any updates recently that could interfere, but suddenly my laptop froze and when I restarted it I couldn't use either the built in keyboard or a USB keyboard. Both work on the grub/BIOS screens, or USB live sessions.

I couldn't follow how you managed to fix it, it seems like the same fault. Holding F8 doesn't do anything for me.

Is there any thing I can edit in the system files, or grub command line, that will bring back the keyboard? It's a total mystery to me and very frustrating.

I can't see the keyboard on the xinput screen
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Re: Keyboard stopped working [SOLVED]

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mxs173 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:22 am
I'm having a similar problem on a Dell XPS 15.

Everything has been fine for years, I hadn't applied any updates recently that could interfere, but suddenly my laptop froze and when I restarted it I couldn't use either the built in keyboard or a USB keyboard. Both work on the grub/BIOS screens, or USB live sessions.

I couldn't follow how you managed to fix it, it seems like the same fault. Holding F8 doesn't do anything for me.
I tried posting few minutes ago noting that I have the same problem, but my post was disapproved. I don't agree with the decision, but nevermind.
However, I'm posting again because I resolved the issue, so I thought I'd leave a solution. What I did was:

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sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all
I believe I had it installed before, but somehow it fixed the issue and after rebooting I got my keyboard working again!
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