Add keyboard => kernel panic


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by Hatcat » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:37 pm
Fresh from the box, I plugged in an HDMI cable, an Ethernet cable, a PC World essentials USB keyboard and USB mouse, and a 4Gb Samsung SDHC Card with the debian 6 image. I added a power supply (5V 1A yoinked from my HTC phone) powered up and got pretty lights on the board and a kernel panic on my TV.

Ouchy. Consulted the troubleshooting page and unplugged everything except the HDMI and reconnected the power. Got as far as the login. Reattached the keyboard: kernel panic.

Is my keyboard just too cheap?

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by dom » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:05 pm
Looks like that keyboard is not working:
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=7022&p=106144&hilit=essentials#p106144

until the cause is understood, you will need to use a different keyboard.
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by Hatcat » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:01 pm
Thanks Dom. Looks like PC World ARE too cheap! Maybe I'll try and write some drivers: that seems like the appropriate solution.

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by ayecapn » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:13 pm
I'm getting the same thing with this keyboard: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrathin- ... 846?item=2

It makes me sad in my heart :(
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by dom » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:19 pm
This issue looks like:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=7022&p=109377

which has been fixed in latest firmware.
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by ayecapn » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:56 pm
I got my Pi yesterday and installed the Arch image (4-29). Immediately did

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pacman -Syu


and part of that update was the kernel...
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