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edited 24 June at 2:58PM in Techie Stuff
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edited 24 June at 2:58PM in Techie Stuff
I have finally got my Raspberry Pi 4, up and running Raspbian and have a keyboard problem
In that, whilst it does appear correctly set up (I set the country to UK) - It does not recognise the space bar !!
All of the other keys work correctly - but no spaces.
The keyboard works fine when plugged in to my laptop !
I have tried it in all USB sockets with no change
There is nothing in settings to deal with this
Anyone found a solution to this ?
Also - the damned thing keeps on disconnecting from WiFi
This is so frustrating...
Things may (or may not) get better
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  • edited 24 June at 3:13PM
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    edited 24 June at 3:13PM
    Are you using a graphical environment, or does it happen on the tty consoles (ctrl-alt f1 etc) too ?
    There's probably a way to monitor the low-level usb comms, to check whether the keyboard is generating activity for the space key or not. But I can't think off-hand what that would be...
    ETA: https://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/USB  says it can capture things like packets from USB mouse. That in turn uses usbmon:

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    Are you using a graphical environment, or does it happen on the tty consoles (ctrl-alt f1 etc) too ?
    There's probably a way to monitor the low-level usb comms, to check whether the keyboard is generating activity for the space key or not. But I can't think off-hand what that would be...

    Graphical - but the problem emerges when trying the command line interface  !

    Things may (or may not) get better
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    50Twuncle said:
    Are you using a graphical environment, or does it happen on the tty consoles (ctrl-alt f1 etc) too ?
    There's probably a way to monitor the low-level usb comms, to check whether the keyboard is generating activity for the space key or not. But I can't think off-hand what that would be...

    Graphical - but the problem emerges when trying the command line interface  !

    Set up VNC on the Pi:

    Connect to the Pi via VNC and see if you can reproduce the issue without the keyboard connected.
    If you can replicates this fault without a physical keyboard being connected, then you have an issue with the installation of Raspian, which is easily fixed by just reflashing the SD card.
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    50Twuncle said:
    Graphical - but the problem emerges when trying the command line interface  !

    Yes, but does it *also* happen on a virtual console ?  Testing that could eliminate the X server from the equation.
  • edited 24 June at 10:39PM
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    edited 24 June at 10:39PM
    50Twuncle said:
    I have finally got my Raspberry Pi 4, ..................snipped
    Anyone found a solution to this ?

    That is dependent on someone else suffering it !
    However try researching using xinput and  xev to see wtfmay is happening
    You know what real IT guys use oh and xmodmap

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    My bluetooth keyboard has solved the problem - that works correctly !
    Things may (or may not) get better
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    not interested in learning then
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    50Twuncle said:
    My bluetooth keyboard has solved the problem - that works correctly !
    You're not going to learn anything if you just swap the problematic device for something else.  I'd want to know why the original device (according to your good self) doesn't work on your Pi.  Sort of defeats the whole point of having a Pi IMO.
  • edited 28 June at 4:13PM
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    edited 28 June at 4:13PM
    I have an audio problem - in that the Pi is plugged into a TV via  HDMI - But there is no audio 
    I have edited the boot/config.txt file - by uncommenting hdmi_drive=2 but this makes no difference at all...
    I understand that it may be caused by the TV ignoring the fact that the audio is coming in on HDMI - and defaulting to DVI but can't figure out a way round this ......... anyone ?
    Other than that (and the extremely noisy fan) - the Pi 4 is a remarkable piece of kit - it boots up very quickly and does everything that I have asked of it !
    Things may (or may not) get better
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    You can change sound output through raspi-config.
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