On Monday 19 May 2008 17:09:41 Hanafin, Jenny wrote:
> Hi all,
>> I just did my first online update in Yast on my Opensuse 10.3 laptop. As it
> was the first time I'd done one since installing a few months ago, there
> was a long list of recommended and security updates. Having installed all
> of those, I rebooted. The desktop came up as per usual, but the cursor
> doesn't respond to the touchpad. I haven't figured out shortcut keys to the
> panel yet, so haven't been able to check if it's just the touchpad or if
> the system has frozen.
A very easy test is to see of the caps lock LED turns on/off.
If it does then all you need to do is to CTL+ALT+F1 to get to a terminal.
> It has rebooted in safe mode, but as I didn't take note of which updates
> were to be installed and didn't even watch as they were being installed,
> I've no idea which updates to roll back. I don't know how to do that on the
> command line even if I did. I came across some commands on opensuse.org for
> software management, but my system doesn't seem to have the rug command
> which shows checkpoints, etc.
If the system is locked you may want to plug in a mouse just to check that the
only issue is that the touchpad is not working or is misconfigured.
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