I installed a OS update yesterday and when I booted up today I found that none of my input devices work now. This includes my laptops touchpad, keyboard, touchscreen, and three different usb keyboards I tried.

I can't enter the terminal via ctrl + alt + f# on any of the keyboards I tried.

The system appears to be running fine as the current time updates and wifi status changes depending on where the laptop is.

Is there any way to recover from this? I was using my elementary install for my development classes.

  • I realize there is no easy way to do so without input devices, but have you tried to do a hard shutdown (press and hold power key) then power the machine back up? This may be a long shot but maybe worth a try. – linux_tim Mar 4 '18 at 3:19
  • @linux_tim No luck, thanks for the suggestion though. I have access to the system files from my Windows boot would that help at all? – Burusutazu Mar 4 '18 at 3:47

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