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I just did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04. When i get to the login screen, my keyboard and mouse won't work. I tried to go to recovery mode through grub but the keyboard wont work on the recovery menu GUI. how do i go around it?

thanks in advance!

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Install or reinstall the input drivers:

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and copy paste following command and press Enter.

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all

If it is already installed, then purge and reinstall it:

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove xserver-xorg-input-all && sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all
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Symptoms
Mouse and keyboard don't work in graphical mode of Ubuntu Unity.

Workaround

sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg
sudo apt-get autoremove

If you work in recovery mode you probably haven't dns to fix it:

echo nameserver 8.8.8.8 >> /etc/resolv.conf
sudo apt-get install xorg
sudo apt install gdm

Choose gdm-light or gdm3. Both are working.

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