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IBM USB keyboard not detected

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:03 am
by smblackledge
I installed Plan9 with no problems (32G Kingston SD card). The OS comes up and boots right into the editor which is good. The problem is that my IBM (USB) keyboard isn't detected; the editor doesn't display any typed characters. There are no error messages that are *obvious* (in a popup). If it matters, I am using a 3-button mouse. Are there post-install steps I must perform to get the keyboard to work? Any other ideas? Any information you need that I need to post? Are there logs I should be looking at?

(Maybe I just need to DL the image again. I haven't done that yet because the boot seems to work nicely.)

Thanks,
Scott

Re: IBM USB keyboard not detected

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:07 am
by smblackledge
If nobody has any ideas, perhaps you could tell me a couple of better places/people to ask?

Thanks

Re: IBM USB keyboard not detected

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:41 am
by rpdom
Just to rule out any problems with the hardware, could you try installing Raspbian Lite on a card and see if the keyboard works with that?

Re: IBM USB keyboard not detected

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:31 am
by smblackledge
Thanks for your input.

I have already used the keyboard on the full Raspbian and it works perfectly. Although its not "Raspbian Lite," I hope that answers your question. Please let me know if you still want me to test with Raspbian Lite and I'll get it done.

Scott

Re: IBM USB keyboard not detected

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:45 am
by rpdom
smblackledge wrote:I have already used the keyboard on the full Raspbian and it works perfectly. Although its not "Raspbian Lite," I hope that answers your question. Please let me know if you still want me to test with Raspbian Lite and I'll get it done.
Ok, that confirms the Pi and the keyboard are working correctly, so the problem is with "Plan9".

Re: IBM USB keyboard not detected

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:17 am
by Bakul Shah
smblackledge wrote:If nobody has any ideas, perhaps you could tell me a couple of better places/people to ask?

Thanks
plan9 doesn't handle as many different kinds of keyboards as Linux. You'll have a better chance of success with a basic, nothing fancy keyboard (the one I use is under $10 in the US). As for where to ask, try the 9fans mailing list as that is where plan9 fans hang out. Subscribe @ http://mail.9fans.net/listinfo/9fans.