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I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my ASUS Eee PC 1225B E450 and keyboard is not working although everything was fine in Ubuntu 12.10.

Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem?

Just discovered next problem: touchpad isn't working too. (Usually I'm using USB mouse)

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Now keyboard and touchpad are not working also in 12.10. – Sebastian Potasiak Apr 24 '13 at 11:54
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Probably I have fixed this problem.

I added in /etc/default/grub to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT options i8042.reset and i8042.nomux, so it looks like this for now:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.reset i8042.nomux"

and updated grub by sudo update-grub2 command.

Now keyboard and touchpad works fine.

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Sebastian, did you encountered any problems with keyboard and touchpad while installing Ubuntu 13.04 (not via distro-upgrade, but by bootable USB drive)? I can't handle with that, and you describe only how to fix problem on already installed OS.

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@kubuscmg In order to change boot options of a LiveCD or LiveUSB installer, plese refer to: Changing the CD's Default Boot Options, chapter "Changing the CD Boot Option Configuration Line" to be exact.

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