MrMoke wrote:This is my first foray into RISC OS. I have a GearHead wireless desktop, same as marketed by Allied Electric with the RPi, both keyboard and mouse work fine under Rasbian but when I boot RISC OS neither keyboard or mouse seem to work. Would I be correct in assuming the "no USB WiFi support in RISC OS" I've seen in several threads here, applies to all USB wireless devices and not just Ethernet WiFi? Is there a way I can troubleshoot this? I have an old wired keyboard I can try but it's been many years since I owned a wired mouse! Is there any way to navigate the WIMP using just a keyboard as you can in MS Windows using TAB, ALT-TAB, space bar etc.?
I don't think the issue is connected with the WiFi (wireless keyboards and mice usually use Bluetooth). The key thing is that IF they appear like a HID (Human Interface Device) in short like a USB keyboard/mouse to the USB system they should just work like a wired keyboard and mouse.
I don't normally use a wireless keyboard (I do have a wireless mouse on a PC though) - I transferred it to the Pi to see if it would work - and it did
. It's a Logitech M505.
It did, however, throw up an odd problem. That is sometimes
the (wired) keyboard would appear to "auto-repeat" keys in an odd manner (as if I had held the key down - rather than releasing it - even though I had released it...). This normally NEVER happens when I have the wired keyboard attached to the Pi (it disappeared when I attached a wired mouse to the USB on the Pi motherboard).
I solved this problem for the Wireless mouse by moving the Bluetooth USB device to a powered USB hub then attaching the hub to the Pi while leaving the keyboard attached to the Pi.
I recommend you attach the WIRED keyboard to the USB connector on the Pi and try run the WIRELESS mouse initially off it too (don't use the wireless keyboard for now). If that works then that may be a possible partial solution if it doesn't (or if the auto-repeat issue arises) if you could disconnect the Wireless mouse usb device and move it to a powered USB hub see if that makes a difference.
Please let us know how you get on !