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AS the title says I'm on 10.04 and sometimes the keyboard will just plain stop working. Mouse still works fine. A quick <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F4 then <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F7 and the keyboard works again.

Is this a known issue? Am I just doing something dumb and not realizing it?


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My 11.04 install suddenly started having the same issue. Same workaround helps. Anyone have an explanation or solution?? – gap Apr 15 '12 at 22:50

Turns out for me that I had a stuck button on my mouse that kept bringing the help menu up. When I switched mice the problem stopped. I never noticed this with the mouse on osx since the button didn't map to anything.

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