[Fixed] Keyboard And Mouse Freeze After Suspend In Ubuntu 14.04 [Quick Tip]


When Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 comes back from sleep or suspend mode, the keyboard and mouse freeze. Nothing can be clicked or entered. The only way out is to force shutdown the system by pressing the power button. This is very inconvenient, rather very annoying. Because the default behavior in Ubuntu is that when you close the lid of the laptop, it goes in sleep mode.

In this quick post, we shall see how to fix this issue of mouse freeze after suspend in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10.

Solution to mouse freezing after sleep in Ubuntu 14.04

The issue is actually coming from Kernel upgrade. I am not sure of the reason why, but a re-install of  input device driver seems to be fixing this issue.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-input-all

This quick tip was based on a question asked by an It’s FOSS reader, Dev. Try this quick tip and see if it works for you as well. In a similar issue, you can fix no Unity, launcher and dash after logging in to Ubuntu.

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  • Hi, I have a Huawei matebook x pro with a dual operating system that I installed in 2019 all fine and dandy. Then after Ubuntu update it kept freezing, thought it was memory problems so reallocated memory, removed ubuntu and have installed Linux Mint. Windows still works fine but freezes on Linux the same as Ubuntu did. It seems to be when the laptop is idle, but can’t be 100% sure. Any ideas, please bare in mind I am a total novice so will need really basic instructions! Many thanks, Sarah

  • Thank you very much for the tip, it worked perfectly for the several first times but after that the problem reappeared. Any clue about how to fix it?