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I recently switched from Windows to Elementary OS and i have noticed several times that the keyboard as well as the touch pad stops working. If i restart my laptop, then everything seems to work fine for sometime but then again the same problem occurs. This never happened in Windows. Please help.

  • What computer do you have? We need more info about the hardware (touchpad and keyboard model) to help you. – Maccer Aug 4 '19 at 18:53
  • @Maccer i have a HP-Convertible-x360-11-ab000nx – MUHAMMED MUSAAB SHIRGAR Aug 5 '19 at 12:18
  • You could try to upgrade your kernel version and maybe that solves the issue. Here you have a guide with all the details you need to upgrade the kernel. – Maccer Aug 5 '19 at 16:35
  • This also happens to me, specially when come back from hibernation, some keys does not appear when I type, looks like the keyboard is broken, but than, in some minutes it gets back to work normally. Sometimes when this happens, if i keep pressing the key for a long time it shows the character. I have a thinkpad x240, OS 5 Juno – Marcel Kohls Sep 5 '19 at 15:17
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In my case elementary OS was working fine until I install so many things including software update from app center, then I leave my laptop and when I came back the keyboard and mouse does not work.

I was logged in automatically and I can see the desktop with the mouse pointer, but I'm unable to move the mouse nor type anything on my keyboard (not even changing the screen brightness or volume on function keys)

The solution in my case since I cannot type anything:

  1. I boot into elementary OS secure boot (the the one that has Advanced Options)
  2. Select Network to enable network
  3. Select Root to enable typing through command line
  4. Type sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-input-all

I got the answer from this link, maybe it can help you with other information

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