I just installed Kodi on my Raspberry Pi 3 via Raspbian, so I don't have to switch SD Cards when I need to watch a YouTube video and then return to the desktop.
A problem I encountered is that my keyboard is not working properly. When I enter a search or a text field in Kodi, a virtual keyboard pops up, and I am unable to type using my physical keyboard.
The display is not a touchscreen, it is just a regular TV.
While, keys such as C open context menu, for example, arrows, ESC, Return and every shortcut key work, I am not able to use the keyboard as a typing device. I already tried to follow these guides and Stack Exchange answers:
Here's what I did to install Kodi:
sudo apt-get update # to refresh package list, then sudo apt-get install kodi
SD card has just been flashed with newest Raspbian, keyboard is IT attached via USB.
UPDATE: I made a few tries and I found out that the num pad is acting as one of those cheap phone keyboards with alphabet letters, just like ones on old Nokia phones, where you press a number more times and you cycle between letters, like: 2 -> a b c 2 A B C 3 -> d e f 3 D E F And so on, while 1 does special symbols and number 1.
It's bad when a thing doesn't work, but it's even more frustrating when something only works partially.