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Booting into Terminal Mode

Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:37 pm

First time user of a Raspberry PI (B+ model). I connected the wireless card and a wireless
keyboard/mouse to it. Turn it on and it eventually gets into the "Scratch" page.

Now, I expect I need to get into Terminal Mode to type commands (activate the Wi-Fi card),
but it seems only the mouse works. Typing on the keyboard does nothing.

I connected a USB Keyboard and still nothing.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks,

Richard S.

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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:45 pm

Do you get any reaction to [CTRL]+[ALT]+[1] keys pressed together?

Is it a cheapo, crappo, less than £10 keyboard? Because they work better than the wizz-bang wireless things.
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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:22 pm

Ctrl-Alt-1 did nothing. And this is a rather small, really cheap combo keyboard/mouse.

Now, I did quit scratch and then did a Ctrl-C. That got me into what looks like DOS, and
the keyboard did work, but when I typed sudo alt-get update, it kept saying many lines
of gibberish.

I can see this can become a project.

rs

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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:24 pm

w1ksz wrote:Ctrl-Alt-1 did nothing. And this is a rather small, really cheap combo keyboard/mouse.

Now, I did quit scratch and then did a Ctrl-C. That got me into what looks like DOS, and
the keyboard did work, but when I typed sudo alt-get update, it kept saying many lines
of gibberish.

I can see this can become a project.

rs

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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:25 pm

DougieLawson wrote:Is it a cheapo, crappo, less than £10 keyboard? Because they work better than the wizz-bang wireless things.
My experience exactly.

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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:32 pm

DougieLawson wrote:Do you get any reaction to [CTRL]+[ALT]+[1] keys pressed together?

Is it a cheapo, crappo, less than £10 keyboard? Because they work better than the wizz-bang wireless things.

Maybe if you gave the correct sequence it would work !

[CTRL] + [ALT] + [FUNCTION 1 (F1)]

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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:57 pm

I tried that one too, still no joy.

But, I did a File, Quit on Scratch, the Ctrl-C, that got me into a DOS look-a-like page.

The keyboard works, I can do a DIR and get a list, but after that I get lost.

rs

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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:45 pm

If you type "sudo raspi-config" you should get into the setup menu. From that choose the "3 Enable Boot to Desktop/Scratch" option and then select either the Desktop (or the desktop) or Text Console (for the text mode) options. You should then reboot and your Pi will start in whichever mode you chose.

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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:51 pm

I saw that on a video I watched. It worked.
Everything seems to work, once I found out how to type the @ symbol.

What was that about 2 peoples separated by a common language ??

Thanks for all the replies,

rs

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Re: Booting into Terminal Mode

Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:06 pm

w1ksz wrote:I tried that one too, still no joy.

But, I did a File, Quit on Scratch, the Ctrl-C, that got me into a DOS look-a-like page.

The keyboard works, I can do a DIR and get a list, but after that I get lost.

rs
Did you try it with F2 ? Scratch may have been running on the first virtual console.

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