Updating Linux and certain keys on your corsair keyboard broke03 Nov 2020
Recently I was upgrading my Linux distribution (specifically, fedora, but I’ve had this happen on Ubuntu & Debian), and ran into a weird problem where parts of my keyboard weren’t working. I’ve got a Corsair keyboard, and I’ve had this happen a couple of times.
It turns out that once in awhile, for whatever reason, the keyboard needs it’s own reset. While I haven’t narrowed down the culprit, the fix is relevatively easy:
- Unplug the keyboard.
- With the keyboard unplugged, hold down the ESC key.
- While holding down the ESC key, plug the keyboard back into the computer.
- Keep holding the ESC key until the keyboard begins to flash. This can take a few seconds, be patient.
- Unplug the keyboard again, then plug it back in.