paddyg wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Practically it shouldn't be a problem as, long term, you probably won't have the keyboard attached to the RPi running the PictureFrame, but it's frustrating not knowing what the cause is.
Hi again Paddy,
I won’t have the keyboard physically attached but I won’t disable it either by commenting out the appropriate lines in PIctureFrame using the previously described method. This means that the problem will persist but again stressing, that for me, it’s a very minor problem. I’m more than happy to control the program with my iPad or mac.
The reason I won’t is that when I did disable it completely, and although the program worked perfectly, I was unable to get out of it and reconnect the keyboard. If I rebooted it went straight back into the slideshow. This was a couple of months ago and although my programming/script/skills are weak they were much weaker then. In the end I just removed the SD card, wiped it and did a full reinstall. I’m sure that there are much easier ways!!
Could I have just killed PictureFrame or python, physically re-attached the keyboard and removed the marks from PictureFrame that had previously commented the keyboard out??? Or even easier have two PictureFrame scripts, one with keyboard attached, one with it disabled and then just switch between the two depending on my needs?? If I did this what commands would I write into terminal (using ssh on my mac or iPad) to kill PictureFrame and/or python and get back to the desktop gui??
Something for me to play with one day perhaps but, as stated previously, I’m more than happy just starting it with my iPad at the moment.