Comment 8 for bug 548891

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dlotton (yellow56) wrote : Re: keyboard input broken at gnome login prompt after package updates

* keyboard layout:

I have to be logged in via the on-screen keyboard in order to do the Ctrl+Alt+F1. After logging in and Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get the terminal screen I logged in and executed the requested 'sudo DISPLAY=:0 xprop -root |grep NAMES.S' command. Here is the output:

_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "evdev", "SKIP", "us", "", "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"

* plymouth (splash screen):

I have to be logged in in order to get a Ctrl+Alt+F1 text terminal, if I go back (i.e. Ctrl+Alt+F7), I get back to my logged in session where the keyboard works normally(as it did before I went to the text terminal). If I wait long enough before going back from the text terminal I get the Ubuntu screensaver password dialog and I am able to type in my password there without problem. Ctrl+Alt+F8 from the text terminal goes to a blank text screen with a blinking cursor, but doesn't respond to any keyboard input.

Interesting side note: If I login, Ctrl+Alt+F1 to a text terminal, then resize my vmware window, it goes to the Ubuntu login screen, however, the keyboard input still doesn't work.

"sudo apt-get purge plymouth" and a reboot did nothing to resolve the issue.

* libxklavier when changing the password:

Keyboard does not work before selecting a user. Cannot cursor up/down to select menu items after clicking power button icon. Cannot enter anything after selecting 'Other' user. 'Cap Lock' and 'Num Lock' do nothing.