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I was running an Ubuntu 12.04, which I later upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 in the hopes of fixing my problem, which is as follows:

When I turn on the Notebook, a Toshiba of the Satellite series, sometimes (not always, no specific pattern to be found) the keyboard will not work at all. Not the keystrokes and not the NUM/CAPS-Lock keys. It just wont accept any input at all. Also there is no use in pressing a key really long in order to fix the problem. The problem is that I am an absolute Ubuntu beginner, so I don't even know where to start to fix it. Is there any way to reinstall the drivers or something similar? Anyone with the same problem.

Thank you very much,


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well, I've met this bug - and usually I do one of the following - I wait ~3 minutes, then keyboard becomes active, but is important to not touch any key


  • activate screen keyboard, top right corner - accesibility and write your password, then press enter - all using screen keyboard + mouse and after login keyboard will work :)

some of my friends also told me that keyboard is not working if a usb camera is connected to pc

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