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Some of my laptop’s keyboard keys are ‘acting as if pressed’ even though they’re not been pressed, and this is interfering with the boot up of Ubuntu. I have an external usb keyboard, so I want to switch off the internal keyboard before boot up, ie., before it gets the chance to cause boot up problems.

Can anyone help?


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  • Problem solved....my internal keyboard is now disabled. – Quack Feb 8 '18 at 19:41

Problem solved....my internal keyboard is now disabled. First run

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Then find the line

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT = "quiet splash"       

and change it to

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT = “quiet splash i8042.nokbd”

Then save file and run

sudo update-grub

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