Note! This does not happen if the USB key is plugged in at bootup. My drive is a Kingston 4GB DataTraveler. Has a couple of movies, photos, and documents on it.
I don't know how to copy the scrolling text over, but the first three lines are something like:
last sysfs file: /sys/devices/LNXSYSTM: 00...
Modules linked in: snd_feq_dummy snd_seq_oss...
No clue what's going on there. The cursor still shows, interestingly, and I can move it around, but typing doesn't work and I have to reboot to recover.
Any thoughts? It seems like a strange problem.