Pi Zero with following connections:

  1. HDMI to monitor
  2. USB1 to IKEA USB Power Socket (2400mA)
  3. USB2 to USB Hub:
    • USB adaptor for wireless keyboard and mouse
    • USB WiFi adaptor (Cisco LinkSys)

This configuration works... sometimes but, in general, when I boot I have no keyboard mouse. When I unplug the hub and connect the keyboard/mouse adaptor I have keyboard and mouse. When I then re-connect the hub and everything it works... sometimes.

I suspect a power issue - but surely that would crash the Pi?

Can I connect USB power to one of the free hub ports to boost things without breaking things?

  • I had a similar problem: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/q/50975/5538 – goldilocks Apr 1 '18 at 13:40
  • I don't think it's a power issue(unless your power socket is broken)... The pi zero barely uses any power, and 2400mA is plenty for a pi zero, a mouse, keyboard, and usb adapter...(at least it should be...) – scitronboy Apr 1 '18 at 16:02
  • Just used a different USB hub and we're good. – Marc Apr 1 '18 at 17:00

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