MrTAToad2
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Keyboard causes Kernel Panic

Mon May 28, 2012 11:23 am

When I attack my standard PC Multimedia keybaord, it causes an immediate "Kernel Panic - Not syncing. Fatal exception in interrupt" error.

Are only non-multimedia keyboards usable ?

tawalker
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Re: Keyboard causes Kernel Panic

Mon May 28, 2012 12:18 pm

I got the same problem with a cheap "non-multimedia" keyboard that I picked up from a "pound shop" (no, honestly). It worked (and works) perfectly with another PC of ours that needed a keyboard, but plugging it into the Pi caused an instant kernel panic.

Somewhere, I read that the power rating of a keyboard can cause this - it occurred whether the thing was connected directly to the Pi or via a powered USB hub, so I wonder how much of an effect the power rating actually had?
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MrTAToad2
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Re: Keyboard causes Kernel Panic

Mon May 28, 2012 1:08 pm

Wonder what keyboard would be acceptable then !?

Wonder if this will work : http://www.ebuyer.com/205159-black-usb- ... out-hk2001

MrTAToad2
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Re: Keyboard causes Kernel Panic

Mon May 28, 2012 9:13 pm

Got a working keyboard (Logik LKBWC11), which I got from PC World for £4.99. It's pink, but I didn't get it for the colour :mrgreen:

It all works now - haven't tried sound yet as I would need to get some headphones...

stuartr
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Re: Keyboard causes Kernel Panic

Tue May 29, 2012 11:59 am

I also had a problem with a cheap Keyboard from PC World (a £9.99 set including a USB mouse under the "PC World Essentials" range, but when I switched it with the Dell keyboard that came with my XPS all was OK.

When I plugged the PC World keyboard into my Dell, in place of the Dell USB keyboard, the system installed new device drivers for it, so clearly there is something different with the driver that was prevented the Pi from booting up.

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