Kabuntel
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Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:22 am

Hello :D !
Here is my question: I only have a Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse, both wireless (not connecting over Bluetooth). To use them I have a tiny USB stick. Will it be recognized by raspian? Or do I need to install drivers first? If so where do I get them and how do I install them?

DirkS
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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:09 am

A lot of these work out of the box, but there are some with probblems.
Exactly which model do you have.

You can find info on working / problem keyboards at https://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Keyboards

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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 am

I use Logitec 2.5GHz wireless keyboard and mouse with my RPi3s

Also tried some of the 2.5GHz wireless mini-keyboard with trackpad, works right out of the box!
"Don't come to me with 'issues' for I don't know how to deal with those...
Come to me with 'problems' and I'll help you find solutions"

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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:31 am

I use a Compoint, no I've never heard of it either, wireless keyboard and mouse. It does say Raspberry Pi on the box, and has a 2.4GHz dongle.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Compoint-Cp-Km ... cp-km007-w

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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:49 am

Reminder for any responders: OP doesn't ask for advice on what kb / mouse to use, but if the stuff (s)he has will work or not...

Ger_Pa
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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:08 pm

I'm using a microsoft wireless 850 kit and it works like it should. If you have another model that has hotkey, they may not work. Since i also use sometimes a Logitech MK330 and some hotkey like "calculator" doesn't work.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:51 pm

Basically, stick it in and find out ;-)

If it doesn't work, it's probably easier in the long run to get one that does.

But being a Microsoft one, it will more than likely work fine.

mt stringer
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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:25 pm

I am using a Logitech MK320 wireless mouse and keyboard with the unifying receiver so only one receiver for both devices. No problem.

Kabuntel
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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:02 pm

Thx for all the replies!
I gonna simply try it :roll:
But what about classic wired usb keyboards?
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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bensimmo
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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Same.
Either work, or don't, or sort of work.

I have a few pairs of Dell keyboard/mice wired usb.
They work in B+/2B/3B style Pi's, in a hub or not directly

They work 'individually' in a A+ or Zero when directly connected.
They *will not* work when plugged into a hub on the A+ or Zeros.
Three hubs tried, even a recommended Zero uUSB connector compatible one.
Yet a wireless combo works on the hubs on the zero and A+ with a WiFi dongle connected.

So try it and find out, they generally do work.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:42 pm

The "just try it" answer is also what I would recommend.

I have used a variety of different keyboards (both wired and wireless) and I have yet to find one that didn't work.

Some of the brands I have tried.
Logitech (wired, wireless and Bluetooth)
Microsoft
Deck
MK
MagicForce
...and a few others I have probably forgotten about.

The main issue you will run into is with keyboards that have special function keys, or configurable back-lighting that won't work without OS drivers. They keyboard will likely work fine for normal use, but you won't be able to use the special features (some might still work, like basic media controls).
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?

Kabuntel
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Re: Wireless Keyboard and Pi

Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:33 am

Aloha and thanky for your replies :D :lol:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

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