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Today I made an update of my ubuntu 11.04 installation. After rebooting the keyboard and touchpad of my asus eeepc do not work anymore. I can only login with the onscreen keyboard. Seems to be a unity problem. Never had this problem before. How can I make my keyboard work again?

After upgrading I also run the following command: sudo apt-get autoremove

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    start your computer with recovery mode (start holdig SHIFT BEFORE the boot, and it will display first the grub menu, select the 2nd entry: "Ubuntu, ... Linux, ... <kernel info> [Recovery mode]") ... then select root shell, and try a system upgrade... will it help?
    – antivirtel
    Apr 9, 2011 at 22:36
  • This worked perfectly. It downloaded several packages and after rebooting everything worked as before. During my first installation it said, that several packages were "Kept-back", do you know what that means? Please add a response for your comment, so I can mark this question as solved.
    – taco24
    Apr 10, 2011 at 8:31
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    Yes, maybe I know, but I have to know what packages... if they was kernel updates, you used: sudo apt-get upgrade, and that doesn't mention kernel things. If you run: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, it will mention all updates. (I'll post an answer if you like :))
    – antivirtel
    Apr 10, 2011 at 8:44

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Maybe you have some problems because of uninstalled packages...

To repair that problem, try:

  1. Start Ubuntu in recovery mode - hold SHIFT key before the system boots, and it will display Grub bootloader. Select the last version of the kernel with the [recovery] in the end of the name. grub menu
  2. Select the root shell option recovery mode
  3. Try to upgrade your system - if there are problems (& errors), post them here... The other way, to select dpkg option - that may fix some other problems.
  4. Reboot - type exit to jump back to recovery menu, then there select resume boot option.
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    selecting the dpkg option worked for me.
    – taco24
    Apr 10, 2011 at 9:41
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    Had this problem with 12.04. Thank you so much. Worked perfectly. You are a gentleman and a scholar.
    – user434885
    Jun 23, 2013 at 10:54

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