I have a new Raspberry Pi that I am trying to run as a local server in my apartment over Wi-Fi. I am using an Edimax Wi-Fi dongle.
When I start the Pi with the keyboard and Wi-Fi dongle both attached, the server starts fine --
wlan0 gets an IP address.
When I start it without the keyboard,
wlan0 does not get an IP address. If I then do
sudo service networking restart, I then get an IP address again and all is swell.
Interestingly, if HDMI is not attached, it seems to have the same problem.
The problem is that I'd like to be able to start the Pi blind, but it needs manual intervention. I've done a lot of searching, and can't really seem to find anything. Any thoughts on diagnostic steps would be much appreciated.