Blaster391
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Wireless Keyboard issues

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:20 pm

Just got my Pi running Debian and have run into quite an issue.

Basicly whenever I type the letters either do not type or stick on causinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggg ttttthhhhhhissssssss. Which can get rather annoying.

Has anyone seen this problem/know a fix?

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:35 pm

What keyboard and power supply are you using? Typically these symptoms are indications of insufficient power getting to the keyboard.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:41 pm

It is a Microsoft keyboard 50mA, 5V is that too much?

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:54 pm

Blaster391 wrote:It is a Microsoft keyboard 50mA, 5V is that too much?
It's more likely that your power supply is below par so if you have another to hand then try that out.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:05 pm

Ok, I have one I will retry and get back, thanks!

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:41 am

List of known compatible keyboards here
http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... _Keyboards

If you keep scrolling you will come to a list of known incompatible ones afterwards. There are some microsoft ones on there. You might be OK, you might not.
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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:21 am

Yes Blaster391 – me too.

The Pi is running Wheeze and powered by a 5v supply capable of sourcing up to 2A.
The kb is a wireless Periboard 716 (from the approved list).

The (tempory) solution is to reboot the Pi (sudo reboot) 2 or 3 times and it's good again for another hour or so. This procedure does not switch anything off.

I do not think that it’s a kb power problem as changing from NiMH (1.2v / cell) to primary cells (1.5v / cell) did not improve performance

OJ

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:16 pm

OxfordJohn wrote:Yes Blaster391 – me too.

The Pi is running Wheeze and powered by a 5v supply capable of sourcing up to 2A.
The kb is a wireless Periboard 716 (from the approved list).

The (tempory) solution is to reboot the Pi (sudo reboot) 2 or 3 times and it's good again for another hour or so. This procedure does not switch anything off.

I do not think that it’s a kb power problem as changing from NiMH (1.2v / cell) to primary cells (1.5v / cell) did not improve performance

OJ
Agreed. V. unlikely to be a problem with the power to the keyboard in a wireless setup if you changed the batteries. But it could be an issue that if the power supply powering your Pi is marginal, there may not be enough juice to correctly and consistently power your USB dongle. Or, it could just be that you are unlucky enough to have a device which isn't fully compatible.
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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:44 pm

Well I have gone out and bought a wired keyboard which now works fine, if anyone else is having problems with a wireless Microsoft Mouse 1000 and a wireless keyboard 800 it may be compatability issues.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:31 pm

Exactly the same thing here, with Logitech k800. On the other hand a logitech M205 wireless mouse is even smoother than in windows.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:55 pm

Borat wrote:Exactly the same thing here, with Logitech k800. On the other hand a logitech M205 wireless mouse is even smoother than in windows.
Just to add, k800 uses the Logitech unifying thing, so that more than one of their devices could connect via this (absolutely tiny) usb dongle. That makes it even more unfortunate if it doesn't work on the rpi, since this sounds ideal.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:44 pm

Borat wrote:
Borat wrote:Exactly the same thing here, with Logitech k800. On the other hand a logitech M205 wireless mouse is even smoother than in windows.
Just to add, k800 uses the Logitech unifying thing, so that more than one of their devices could connect via this (absolutely tiny) usb dongle. That makes it even more unfortunate if it doesn't work on the rpi, since this sounds ideal.
Hi

I have the Logitech k400 keyboard which works perfectly and uses the same unifying dongle so it should be fine with your R-Pi.

Cheers

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:28 pm

Blaster391 wrote:Well I have gone out and bought a wired keyboard which now works fine, if anyone else is having problems with a wireless Microsoft Mouse 1000 and a wireless keyboard 800 it may be compatability issues.
This combination is a definite problem. I've tried it and the keyboard stutters and/or repeats.

It is a known problem with the 800 keyboard and is documented in the wiki as a problem device.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:26 am

I have a Logitech 400 and I get the key repeating problem.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard issues

Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:46 pm

I downloaded the new raspbian image today, and when I briefly tried it out I didn't have any keyboard problems anymore (logitech k800).

The thread about raspbian is here:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... t=raspbian

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Is Logitech K800 compatible?

Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:22 pm

Borat wrote:I downloaded the new raspbian image today, and when I briefly tried it out I didn't have any keyboard problems anymore (logitech k800).
Borat: I will really appreciate if you give us an updated status of your Logitech K800.
Or has anyone succesfully used this keyboard on the Raspberry Pi B?

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