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Ubuntu control panel not detecting keyboard when attempting to enter password

Posted October 26, 2020 115 views
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Hello,

I have issues when trying to enter/paste the droplet password on the ubuntu environment… it doesn’t seem to detect my keyboard on the password section, but it does detect it and I an use copy paste on the login section. I use a USB keyboard.
Thank you in advance for your time and help!

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Hi there @GalFawkes,

Can you clarify which Ubuntu control panel exactly are you referring to? Are you using the web console to access your Ubuntu server?

If so I could suggest using SSH instead of the web console:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/

Regards,
Bobby

Installing xserver-xorg-input solved my problem !

Expanding on the above for the inexperienced, it is possible to turn on the on-screen keyboard (accessibility menu) as it is likely that external USB keyboards will also not work. After that perhaps the command

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all
will do it. You need to shutdown and reboot each time (closing the lid usually just puts it to sleep).

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