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by piefairy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Random text box
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Random text box

Ok, I think I have found a workaround. Let me know if you think this would cause any issues. This Pi 4 is only running this one program so I think it should be alright. I went to /etc/xdg/lxsession/LDXE-pi/autostart I commented out #@pcmanfm --desktop --profile LDXE-pi This disabled the desktop as w...
by piefairy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Random text box
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Random text box

I never had this issue on older version of Raspbian. If there is a way to turn off this text box I think it would be the fastest solution since I cant alter the software myself. As it sits right now if no buttons are pressed for a few seconds after the pop up window closes, then focus is never lost,...
by piefairy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Random text box
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Random text box

Is there a way to disable it? I've been able to consistantly recreate the issue, it seems one command makes a small overlay window that stays open for a few seconds and then goes away. If a button is pressed right after this window goes away and before focus is set back, about a 1 second window, it ...
by piefairy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Random text box
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Random text box

It is the same box that appears if you just start typing at the desktop with no program open. It is a terminal window since I can call programs from it.
by piefairy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Random text box
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Random text box

For some reason I keep getting a random text box popping up in the top right hand corner when using my raspberry pi 4. I run a program on the raspberry pi that is controlled with a remote control VIA an FLIRC receiver and it stopped working at random. On a closer look for some reason a little "...
by piefairy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding buttons as keys
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Adding buttons as keys

Also, I would like to assign a reboot function to the F5 key. What config should I alter to do this? Or if there is a direct pin option to trigger a reboot. I don't want a shutdown, I see that that is an overlay option.
by piefairy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding buttons as keys
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Adding buttons as keys

That did it, thanks.

Ok, so if i want to use F5 and F6 with GPIO 3 and 4 it should look like this correct?

dtoverlay=gpio-key,gpio=3,active_low=1,gpio_pull=up,keycode=63
dtoverlay=gpio-key,gpio=4,active_low=1,gpio_pull=up,keycode=64
by piefairy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding buttons as keys
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Adding buttons as keys

I put in that command to config.txt at the end of the page. No luck when i jump pin 6 to pin 3. this is what the end of the config looks like #dtoverlay=gpio-ir,gpio_pin=17 #dtoverlay=gpio-ir-tx,gpio_pin=18 # Additional overlays and parameters are documented /boot/overlays/README # Enable audio (loa...
by piefairy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding buttons as keys
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Adding buttons as keys

I appreciate the help. I am having a hard time figuring out how to enable this. I understand modifying the config.txt to load the overlay, but not what file I need to configure to create the parameters. I thought it was gpio-key.dtbo, but nano cannot read it.
by piefairy
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Adding buttons as keys
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Adding buttons as keys

I am trying to add 2 physical buttons to the GPIO pins to emulate 2 different keyboard keys. I know this has probably been asked a thousand times, but I have not had success with following some of the others. I have tried Pikeyd and it does not want to work. Ideally I would like to use the onboard r...
by piefairy
Mon May 16, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: GPIO and grounding issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

GPIO and grounding issue

I've run into an issue using my RP 2 as a remote switch via the GPIO pins. Basically it comes down to the fact that the AC outlets in the building (its old) do not have an earth ground. They seem to ground to whatever the framework the outlet is connected to, in this case wood. The Pi relies on the ...
by piefairy
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Keyboard shortcuts for programs
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Keyboard shortcuts for programs

First off, I am running a B+ with the Raspbian OS on it, current version. I am trying to get a 1 key command or key+key to open or close specific programs. My objective is to use a USB IR receiver and remote control to open a video player or open another program I specify by just pressing the corres...

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