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A keyboard allows a user to send characters to the Raspberry Pi, a common input device.

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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

I am trying to install Raspbian from NOOBS, but I have no other screen/keyboard available than my laptop screen/keyboard. I find enough information about using a laptop screen/keyboard for a Pi, but ...
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Why is my @ symbol not working?

I've never used linux before, so this may be a problem with that, but I'm trying to simply SSH into my friends webserver using the info he gave me. I looked up that the linux command to ssh is ssh ...
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How can I use a bluetooth mouse and keyboard?

I have a spare Mac keyboard that I'd like to use with my Raspberry Pi when it's plugged into my TV, so that I can use it for surfing internet on my TV. Has anyone got a working configuration with a ...
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Raspbian keyboard layout

I want to set my keyboard settings to Swedish, but on the Raspbian configuration tool my keyboard is not on the list. Update: Changing XKBLAYOUT to "se" doesn't work. And internationalization in ...
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Virtual keyboard activation

I bought a raspberry pi2 and 7 inch waveshare touchscreen. The SD card came along with the system already flashed. It turns on and everything works, but how do I activate the virtual keyboard. Do I ...
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Disabling USB ports

I'm using the RPI to create a program, but I need to disable the USB ports so that the end user cannot plug in a keyboard or mouse and mess with the device. Is this possible, and if so how is it done?...
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Multiple keyboard and input languages

Is is possible to switch between keyboard and input languages on raspbian? My wife needs to type thai language and I need english. In windows we have a hot key swap between keyboards. Can this be ...
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Read keyboad input from background process

For a new project, I need to read input from a USB barcode scanner (that registers as a keyboard) and perform some actions on the "typed" text whenever the Enter key was pressed. The requirement is ...
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Remapping keyboard

How can I remap my keyboard it is on a Motorola lapdock 100 The @ " / |# are all in the wrong place I have tried Sudo Dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration but Motorola is not in the list any where....
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Can I use the screen/keyboard of a laptop with the Pi?

I have a very old, not very fast laptop. (The screen and keyboard work well, but the hard drive is dying and the RAM's getting slow). The other day an idea struck me: could I use the screen/keyboard ...
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Can I make a full USB keyboard with Makey Makey + Raspberry Pi

I recently bought the Makey Makey (based on Arduino Leonardo / ATMega32u4), hoping to construct a full USB steampunk-style keyboard from some metal parts. Before it arrived I re-read the details and ...
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Enable SSH in NOOBS before install

In the last release (2.1) of NOOBS the developers have "disabled by default" SSH, so it's not possible anymore to connect to a Raspbian via SSH, which is installed via NOOBS, without enabling SSH ...
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Is it possible to produce a pipe “|” with a US keyboard and the vanilla Raspbian?

I am developing a replacement for the /sbin/init process that will run 1 time and then remove itself from the system. During development I need to be able to do some debugging. I have no SSH (or ...
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How to Remap the Raspbian “Wheezy” Keyboard

I am having a strange problem. I just finished setting up my wonderful Raspberry Pi, and it works great, except for the fact that it is not compatible with my wired Mac OSX Keyboard. I can type ...
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Making input device for Raspberry Pi

So I'm planning on making an arcade style machine using a raspberry pi. Doing this will require some inputs like up, down, left, right, start etc. Exactly how would I go about doing this. Can the ...
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Simple Keyboard Configuration

My USB keyboard was configured slightly wrong. So far I have only tried it with the Debian image. Certain keys were not in the right place (such as the '~' character). I know how to change the ...
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Forward mouse and keyboard input to X session

I'm accessing my Pi via SSH. My network is too slow to actually forward the Pi's desktop back to my laptop, so I have a monitor connected to my Pi. When I startx through Putty, I see the desktop on ...
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Using an old laptop keyboard with Raspberry Pi

I have an old laptop keyboard like the one shown below: It has a 24-wire flat cable coming out of the back. Would it be possible to use this as a keyboard for the Pi (I assume with some ...
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How to map Caps Lock key to something useful?

I'm used to mapping Caps Lock to Escape, particularly for use in Vim. In Ubuntu, this is simple from the GUI. In other distros, a utility like xmodmap can be used. I tried this, but it seems that ...
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How do I get my bluetooth keyboard to pair automatically before I log in?

I asked how to install bluetooth, so I can use an existing mouse and keyboard. I was able to get that to work, but the keyboard ceases to function when the GUI is logged out. That means that I still ...
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change keyboard layout in console

I want to change the keyboard to us in the console. I am able to change the layout in the startx environment via sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration but it doesn't change in the console. ...
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How can I force Raspbian stay set to the US keyboard? Americanizing the Pi

I have several Rpi3Bs and for the most part they work well. But one of them insists on changing the USB keyboard type to the UK keyboard. I fix it after a reboot by going into Menu..Preferences.....
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How can I use a PC laptop or Mac Book to run a Raspberry Pi?

I want to let some smart programers play with a few Raspberry Pi boards at an event I am running. They will all have laptops and internet access. We probably won't have access to keyboards and screens ...
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How do I set the Dvorak keyboard layout in cmdline.txt?

How do I set the Dvorak keyboard layout in cmdline.txt? What would I put for the kbd=us flag? Dvorak is a variant of the US layout.
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How can I put in the “@” sign on your Stack Exchange log In from a Raspberry Pi?

When I try to log in with my stack exchange credentials from a raspberry pi, the keyboard registers a quotes sign (") instead of an "@" (at) sign. I'm using an Epiphany browser in a Raspbian OS.
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Emulating a bluetooth from a Raspberry Pi

I have Project Cars for the PS4 and found out that I can use a keyboard with it for extra controls. Since I can use the keyboard to engage each gear (like a H-Patten gear stick for steering wheels can)...
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Raspberry Pi 3 with CentOS no SSH without a keyboard

I installed CentOS 7.4 (1708) Minimal on a fresh Raspberry Pi 3 without issues. But I am struggeling with SSH connections, although each time the network is reachable from the Raspberry: If a ...
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Can't get '~' using shift-` but shift-\ gives tilde [duplicate]

Also when I try to get the pipe command | using Shift+\ it gives me a tilde '~'. I've tried a different keyboard and those are the only 2 mis-mappings I see.
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Raspberry Pi types in 'pi' but not the password 'raspberry' on login

I have only just received my Raspberry Pi and something has gone wrong. When I get to the stage of logging in my Pi types in 'pi' fine, but the password 'raspberry' does not type in. The blinking ...
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Pi 2, keyboard/mouse not recognized through USB hub

I am trying to get the keyboard and mouse control from a Startech crash cart adapter working smoothly on a Pi 2. The adapter has an internal USB hub (Alcor, 058F:6254) and behind that a virtual ...
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Keyboard works in NOOBS but not Raspbian

My USB numeric keypad works in NOOBS but not in Rasbpian. It's a Dicota Abacus Hub. I'm not sure where to start trying to fix this. I could change OS if that would be easier - my basic needs are to ...
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GPIO Display an Buttons dont work

i bought a pi 2 B last week with a ready to use 16x2 Display + Keyboard wich i pluged in the gpio pins. It looks exactly like this picture: When i start the pi, the background display lights up like ...
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Keyboard and mouse stopped responding in GUI after apt-get upgrade

We have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B using Raspbian installed from/on NOOBS card. The GUI desktop was fully functional for several days. While trying to get Python picamera module to work, decided to do:...
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How do I use a Bluetooth keyboard on bios

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 B+. I have a wireless mouse and a wireless internet stick. My keyboard is also Bluetooth but without an adapter. I can use it only when i type in a code that is needed to ...
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Dell USB keyboard not working with my Pi Zero

I just got my Pi Zero and I am going through the setup process with the mouse which is working fine but then when I switch over to my keyboard it doesn't work at all. I am using an iPad wall adapter ...
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Installing VNC server in raspberry pi

I got my raspberry pi couple of days back and am looking to use my laptop for display, mouse and keyboard, I have heard that, it is possible through installing VNC server in Raspberry pi. Can anyone ...
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How to write a initial script and let it run a command automatically

As the title saying, I want to start on this. sudo service (my service name) start. Where do I write this script that can make service initially start? My service is "apache2" and "bluetooth". ...
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Getting button click type

I've been looking for a while to how to get the kind of click of a button on GPIO. Is it a single click? Double? Triple or more? Is it a long click? a very long click? a combination of them? I haven'...
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Force NOOBS 1.3 to use composite

I currently only have access to composite video screens, so I can't use HDMI which makes it a royal pain to use NOOBS. I have NOOBS 1.3 and I wanted to try dual-booting a couple different OSs, but I ...
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Raspberry PI 3 Model B+ resetting after every reboot

My RPi 3 resets itself after every reboot. All my settings, customizations etc are lost. Keyboard layouts, date/time setting, setting in the sudo raspi-config (camera setting etc), desktop ...