Author Topic: How to enable "onscreen keyboard" ?? Physical keyboard unavailable after update  (Read 114 times)

Offline surprisinguy

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Searched through all menus till I'm blue in the face. Cannot locate "onscreen keyboard" to try to update driver for physical keyboard on laptop since I lost it after the last update.

Please post the solution to reenable/fix the keyboard driver issue that I have.
Keyboard doesnt work
Thanks.

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Not sure what you're asking about, but it jogged my memory.

I used to run an 'onscreen keyboard' on my portables machines, at login, to keep perps from capturing my credentials with 'keyloggers.' The 'onscreen keyboard' app is called 'onboard.'

As an aside, the IT guys at work told me removing 'keyloggers' from company machines was their #1 security headache, in our workplace.

Anyway, I don't know if this is what you're referring to, or if this will help, but check out this post: https://is.gd/44CZs0

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try using florence

sudo apt install florence
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I think we are going to need more info about your computer. Could you boot up your installation media and run
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inxi -Fzand copy and paste the results back here?
What was I thinking?

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Thanks for the replies....
First I can't type anything to install anything - also cant type my password to do anything either. I can access the grub menu and can type into that on boot.
I'm using the latest peppermint os that could be downloaded from a few days ago.

I've searched online and it seems there's an onscreen keyboard in ubuntu through the accessability menu but I cant find the equivalent for peppermint
edit: ok, I've tried the recovery console.  Found online and tried to run  apt install xserver-xorg-input-all
but doesnt finish because us.archive.ubuntu.com has "temporary failure resolving"

Is there another command to try to reinstall keyboard drivers?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 04:15:04 pm by surprisinguy »

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It's not the command, it's that you don't have networking in recovery mode. I'm sure someone here can tell you how to get that going.

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Well that makes sense....

Maybe try hooking directly to router and not use wifi?


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allllright -  realized I had "Anydesk" installed on the laptop. Turned out to be the ticket!

Accessed the laptop and the remote keyboard worked. Ran the command to download the drivers and it worked.

Not sure if that's really a solution for all, as if this happens to anyone that doesnt have remote software installed it's a no-go.

Thanks for the suggestions!!