After my last update, my Ubuntu box has become very unstable, and my USB keyboard now longer works.
It's not my bios, as the keyboard works during startup -- the problem starts at user login, apparently once the system drivers load.
I noticed that in my driver settings, I have an intel device (micro controller?) that indicates "not working", but previously it was fine. It apparently got updated and may be part of the problem.
I'd have tried a few things at this point but.... I DONT HAVE A WORKING KEYBOARD! The machine only has USB ports, so I don't have an immediate solution for a KB during a normal desktop boot.
- Does anyone know of any way of addressing a problem like this? I've tried safe mode, but the safe mode menu doesn't appear to work.
- Would booting via an install drive be helpful? If so is there some way I can boot via the thumb drive and then modify my local install?
- I'm open to other suggestions...
So in summary, if there's some way to fix this up and save me a complete reinstall, I'm all ears.
(PS: I've got lots of unix experience, but I'm "new" to Ubuntu desktop)