I took a week off of work and brought my laptop with me. When I got back, the mouse and keyboard I use weren't working anymore.
Both devices work in my BIOS. The keyboard works in grub. Neither works in a virtual console (I installed gpm to check the mouse) or in xorg. I see messages about unplugging each in dmesg. I've tried removing all other peripherals except for each of these two input devices.
lsusb lists both items:
$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0a5c:5800 Broadcom Corp. BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver <--- Bus 002 Device 006: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp. Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 V1.0 <--- Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2b83 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:8187 Dell Computer Corp. DW375 Bluetooth Module Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
But hardinfo sees nothing:
I've been using linux as my primary OS for ~12 years and this has me stymied.
The only lead I've got so far is that I was tinkering with grub to change my virtual terminal resolution. I saw that that affects mouse and keyboard on some systems, so I undid the changes and updated grub. I'm still get a text grub, but I think that was the case before I made the changes.
Oh yeah, I've also been having power issues. The machine doesn't poweroff or reboot anymore. No idea when this started - I only noticed when I took it home. I'm not trying to tack that on to this ticket, but am listing it as a clue on the off chance it's related.
My laptop in question is a Dell e6420.