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Fix keyboard not working in Ubuntu


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This post shows a way to fix a keyboard not working in Ubuntu.


Fix

  1. Press: Ctrl + Alt + F3

  2. Type: ubuntu

  3. Type: /etc/init.d/gdm3 restart


The GUI should come back up, and the keyboard should work.


Specifics

  1. Press F12 while turning on a ThinkPad ( Specific T460 ThinkPad: https://www.zachpfeffer.com/single-post/2017/01/28/new-t460-system-information )

  2. Boot Ubuntu 22.10 on the ThinkPad from a USB stick ( Install instructions: https://www.zachpfeffer.com/single-post/install-ubuntu-1604-on-a-usb-stick-from-windows )

  3. Run "Try Ubuntu"

  4. Notice the keyboard not working

Notes

This doesn't occur every time.


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