[ubuntu] usb keyboard not working ubuntu 11.10

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I installed ubuntu on my T500 laptop a couple of days ago and everything was working fine. Today I plugged a usb keyboard and mouse directly into 2 of the usb ports. I then powered up. Everything was fine during the boot process I used the usb keyboard to select the boot option first in the windows - ubuntu choice and then in grub to move between the options and select one. When I am presented with the login prompt i use the usb keyboard to enter the password and that works as expected. When i try to use the usb keyboard anytime after that it doesn't do anything. The laptop keyboard works fine (Hardware)