timmillwood
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[Solved] Re: Initial issues

Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:03 pm

I received my raspi today and put arch linux on the SD card, and it wouldn't boot, unplugged the keyboard and it booted fine.

I then plugged in the keyboard and struggled to enter the username and password due to every key press being repeated many many times.

The keyboard is a Microsoft Sidewinder X4.

Anyone else had this issue?

I might try debian later to see if I get the same issue.

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frying_fish
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Re: Initial issues

Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:18 pm

From what I've read of other peoples similar posts, it could be there isn't enough power, especially if you had no problems without the keyboard plugged in. Do you have a powered hub you can power the keyboard from?

colincoach
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Re: Initial issues

Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:25 pm

Yep, I have seen at least 2 other posts with the same symptom.

Looks like the forum structure might be letting people down.

I reckon there should be a troubleshooting section, with topics that point at the symptoms and possible resolutions, otherwise this section and probably the 'absolute beginners' section are going to fill up with multiple posts all asking the same question about problems encountered.

GizmoB73
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Re: Initial issues

Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:42 pm

Yes, I have posted in another location as I am seeing the same thing.  I am using two different keyboards and a 3Amp Power Supply into my powered hub and still seeing the problem quite often.

Sometimes just logging in can take 4 or 5 attempts, which can be very frustrating.

colincoach
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Re: Initial issues

Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:01 pm

Wow that was quick, within minutes of me suggesting a Troubleshooting section.....one appears - great response guys (although i suspect it was already in hand )

bredman
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Re: Initial issues

Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:57 pm

Interesting that we already have 140 posts in this new section, even though it is less than an hour old.

Will this be the most popular section of the forum?

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abishur
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Re: Initial issues

Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:58 pm

methinks some mods moved some threads over
Dear forum: Play nice ;-)

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