May 062010

For those of us who play with various Linux distro’s in VM’s (usually because we have to), I came across a little problem with the keyboard input not being available after a recent upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 from 9.04. The key to solving this little dilemma seemed to be to use the accessibility option and virtual keyboard input.  I did have to restart the VM to get this to work but was then able to use this to successfully login.  Once logged in I was able to use the keyboard and solve the issue by running sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup  in the terminal and reconfigure the various options I was presented with.  This happened to me on 2 different Ubuntu VM’s and after a little bit of reading it seems to be a common problem for those of us who have decided to upgrade our Ubuntu VM’s to 10.04.  Now – on to the next problem for the night (thankfully this was just a minor one).

  2 Responses to “upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04”

  1. Thanks for that, and I will bookmark this section. Next Humbug I will see what happens when there are more knowledgeable minds around!
    However I was doing a clean install, as a dual boot off the ppc. I could use the keyboard. during Yaboot but it rather looked like I was locked out with a blank screen, after a rather flakey Ubuntu graphic.
    Then after a second or third or fourth attempt it would start up normally! quite erratic.
    I didn’t know you had a blog, may I join as a reader?

  2. no probs Tony

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