Kali linux keyboard freeze fix

This post contains the kali linux keyboard freeze fix. Kali 2.0 is out, and I’ve installed it on my work pc; one thing I noticed was that the usb keyboard kept becoming un-responsive. It was very annoying.


  • Keyboard stops responding randomly for a few seconds, making typing very difficult.
  • various messages in /var/log/messages and dmesg about new usb devices (eg the keyboard over and over again)
  • the mouse pointer still works, and the mouse still moves around, but you cant click anything and you cant type
  • lots of typos as keys randomly stop working in the middle of typing!

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  1. TobiWanKenobi

    Thanks a lot this was really helpful, the freezes were driving me absolutely crazy!

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