James_Penrod wrote:I've read the stickies and nothing seems to be quite specific to my set up, but certain elements perhaps. I'm using the newest Raspian, but not NOOBS.
I'm not a programmer, and have even less of an idea on a Linux environment. Here's the basics:
Reading up on Pi Zero and using a webcam, looked like a great way to make a budget Wi-Fi CCTV system, but with HD quality.
What I have:
5mp usb camera
8gb micro s with full Raspian
USB dell keyboard
USB mouse (wal-mart no name)
Micro to standard USB GTO single
HDMI converter (and 6' standard cable)
TWO 1amp USB power supplies and cables
32" LCD monitor
Pi Zero (seemingly unable to recognize keyboard or mouse)
Do you have a USB hub to allow plugging in of both keyboard and mouse (And presumably the WiFi dongle and camera?)
HDMI obviously where it goes
One USB power supply to the Power In (Right Micro USB)
One USB power supply to GTO
Not sure this is a good idea/needed Depending on how the USB to GTO cable is wired it may be providing two power inputs into the PiZero. If it is that kind, then you shouldn't need the USB power in the right most micro USB port (As both ports are connected to the power in on the RPi Zero).
GTO plugged into Data USB (Left Micro USB)
Keyboard and Mouse plugged into GTO
(mouse has its own 5v 1amp supply)
So that's possibly three power supplies connected to the PiZero
I'm guessing there must be USB hub in there somewhere.
SD card mounted.
On Power Up:
Goes through checks, all green 'Ok'
GUI up and ready (and stunning in HD)
Absolutely NO response from keyboard or mouse.
Plug phone into GTO full size USB ports and it starts charging no problem.
Mouse -and- keyboard work just fine on two Windows and one Mac laptop.
Does the keyboard or mouse work if its the only thing plugged in? As I'd expect most adaptor cables to provide only a single full sized USB port.
Do I need to enable the Data USB to use them? Shouldn't that already be done as it doesn't effect any terminal modes or whatnot?
Nope, USB support works by default. At this point I would be suspecting the adaptor cable, I know I've had a cable work the first time and then fail to ever work again.
So...help. I can't even begin to set up the Wi-Fi or a camera until I can at least use the GUI or even get to a terminal where I can try and hamfist some code into it.
The latest version of Raspbian will, apparently, check for a wpa_supplicant.conf file on the boot partition of the SD card (i.e. the one you can access in Windows) and copy that to /etc/wpa_supplicant/ folder, which should allow you to get WiFi up and running without needing a USB keyboard attached (Mentioned in https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/anothe ... -raspbian/
details on wpa_supplicant.conf file at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... ess-cli.md
Of course you didn't list a WiFi dongle above, as the Pi Zero doesn't have built in WiFi you will be needing one.