Trogain
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Keyboard problem (Logitech)

Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:44 pm

I just received my Raspberry Pi B and during the first boot noticed that my very basic Logitech keyboard is not working at all with the Pi.

The keyboard that I have is Logitech Y-BL49A (one of the ultra flat models: http://strony.aster.pl/barton/hardware/ ... -BL49A.jpg)

Do you guys have any idea what could cause this problem? Power consumption? It says 5V, 100mA MAX in the back of the keyboard.

Trogain
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Re: Keyboard problem (Logitech)

Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:53 am

Just wondering if I should buy powered USB hub. Would that solve the problem? Or is it smarter to just find a keyboard that will work with the Pi instantly?

Trogain
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Re: Keyboard problem (Logitech)

Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:17 pm

Ok, I have so far tried three different Logitech usb-keyboards. None of these is working with my Pi. So I can't even get past the screen where I have to insert Debian password :shock:

I tried to use Logitech MK120 keyboard that one forum member confirmed to work.

Makes me wonder if there is something wrong with RPi i got from RS.

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Re: Keyboard problem (Logitech)

Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:37 pm

Do you even see the username when you type it in?
If not, could indeed be a hardware problem with the RPi.
But if you can see the username echoed back OK then perhaps you have the "sticky keys" problem when you enter the invisible password.

Perhaps you could try with the ArchLinux version. I get sticky keys with Debian and it can take several attempts to login, but I have no such problems with ArchLinux.

Cheers,
Peter

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Re: Keyboard problem (Logitech)

Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:14 pm

Thanks for the tip Peter. I tried to boot archlinux. Unfortunately I don't get any signs of life from the keyboard.

In Debian start up I get this error messages (when booting for the first time): "Starting NFS common utilities: failed!" Do you think this has anything to do with my problem?

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Re: Keyboard problem (Logitech)

Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:12 am

I also just received my Pi and my Logitech Y-BL49A keyboard wont work with it ( using 2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian ). Any news on this ?

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Re: Keyboard problem (Logitech)

Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:28 am

what are the power ratings of the keyboards ?
do they have usb hubs in them?
does a cheep usb keyboard work
a powered usb hub may be a better option
can you ssh into the rpi? [no keyboard needed]
do you get any sign of a connection from the usb port to the keyboard [or hub]
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... ut_Devices <- may help
have you tried both usb ports
do they have lights on them?
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