Laptop keyboard not responsive after USB keyboard unplug

Tom Evans at
Fri Jan 11 10:36:29 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 8:40 AM, Pierre DAVID <pdagog at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an old (since the conversion to HAL I think) problem which
> begins to be very annoying since I now need more mobility:
>     when I disconnect the USB keyboard/mouse from my laptop, the
>     laptop keyboard is no longer responsive.
>     Internal touchpad/mouse continue to work. When plug back the
>     USB keyboard, all keyboards (laptop + USB) work again.
>     This problem occurs only when using X11. When not using X11,
>     keyboard plug/unplug is working perfectly well.

Hi Pierre

I've also noticed this problem, but I have a workaround. After detach,
switch to a VT (CTRL+ALT+F1), hit any key and then switch back to X,
and the internal keyboard works again.



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