MX Linux AHS - Keyboard Not Responding

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Make sure the following packages are installed = (xserver-xorg-input-all) = (xserver-xorg-input-synaptics) = (xserver-xorg-input-kbd)

enabling or disabling through xinput is temporary and will go away after reboot

To enable the keyboard try
Code:
xinput set-prop "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" "Device Enabled" 1
None of them were. I installed them all with the Muon Package mgr in Lubuntu. There were two otehr synaptics pkgs that ended in 28.04 and I did not install them -- just three as you stipulated above. I will reboot.
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Make sure the following packages are installed = (xserver-xorg-input-all) = (xserver-xorg-input-synaptics) = (xserver-xorg-input-kbd)

enabling or disabling through xinput is temporary and will go away after reboot

To enable the keyboard try
Code:
xinput set-prop "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" "Device Enabled" 1
xinput set-prop "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" "Device Enabled" 1
unable to find device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

The problem is that it listed that AT translated kb once after I had disabled the screen (ID=15). But multiple attempts to enable and disable the screen does not result in the At translated showing up in the list.
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xinput set-prop "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" "Device Enabled" 1
unable to find device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

The problem is that it listed that AT translated kb once after I had disabled the screen (ID=15). But multiple attempts to enable and disable the screen does not result in the At translated showing up in the list.
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Can you disable the touchscreen now through xinput?
 

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yes
but it doesn't result in a working keyboard....
Well then it seems that one of those I had you install may have created an issue - Bummer - guess we need to figure out which one? try removing the xserver-xorg-input-kbd first and see if that helps with xinput in getting AT to show back up
Also need to check if you are using Wayland or Xorg (X11)
Code:
echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
 
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Friends !! We have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!
Someone from Germany had the same problem and they published this solution on the Lenovo website. I cannot thank you guys enough for not only your time but also for your warm welcome to a stranger. Honestly, I am speechless in an attempt to express my sentiments.
Thank you.
Any comments on this CMDLINE are appreciated.
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To fix the keyboard and the screen flickering (tested on manjaro 5.13 kernel and ubuntu 21.04), change your grub config entry named GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i915.enable_psr=0 i8042.direct i8042.dumbkbd"
Type sudo update-grub and reboot.
The first one fixes the flickering, the rest the keyboard.
You can press e on a distro while installing and add the lines to the installer and start it with ctrl x aswell.
 

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Friends !! We have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!
Someone from Germany had the same problem and they published this solution on the Lenovo website. I cannot thank you guys enough for not only your time but also for your warm welcome to a stranger. Honestly, I am speechless in an attempt to express my sentiments.
Thank you.
Any comments on this CMDLINE are appreciated.
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To fix the keyboard and the screen flickering (tested on manjaro 5.13 kernel and ubuntu 21.04), change your grub config entry named GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i915.enable_psr=0 i8042.direct i8042.dumbkbd"
Type sudo update-grub and reboot.
The first one fixes the flickering, the rest the keyboard.
You can press e on a distro while installing and add the lines to the installer and start it with ctrl x aswell.
Well that deserves a "Hot Digity Damn"
 

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...and now, as Wzi predicted.

Everybody loves a smart-arse, one typo and I can't live it down :)

Regrets I am so late to the party, had a 400 km road trip today for my wife to see ear, nose and throat people (she's good), then when I got back I had to deal with some urgent administrative matters.

But things are looking good by the looks of it, so I'll read from where I left off more closely on my tomorrow.

Cheers

Chris (I can spell that one)
 

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Everybody loves a smart-arse, one typo and I can't live it down :)

Regrets I am so late to the party, had a 400 km road trip today for my wife to see ear, nose and throat people (she's good), then when I got back I had to deal with some urgent administrative matters.

But things are looking good by the looks of it, so I'll read from where I left off more closely on my tomorrow.

Cheers

Chris (I can spell that one)
Just glad to here the Wife is doing well
 
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So, are you gonna stick with Manjaro or are you gonna keep Lubuntu?
Good question. I have MX and Lubuntu installed. I thought i would let my wife choose. You know, trying to be a bit "woke"
 
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Make sure she knows that some stranger on the internet is heavily biased in favor of Lubuntu!
Apparently that won her over -- using Lubuntu. All is working well now. Happy New Year.
 

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Apparently that won her over -- using Lubuntu. All is working well now. Happy New Year.

Well, if it helps, I'm actually officially on the Lubuntu team - complete with an @lubuntu.me email address!

Plus, this site is listed as one of the places you can ask for support and expect to get a best-effort reply.

See?

 
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