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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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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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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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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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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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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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Having launched X, can I shutdown without a mouse?

I've launched into X using startx, but now can't shutdown my pi, as I have no mouse, and I can't seem to access anything with the keyboard alone. What can I do?
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Bad keyboard bouncing with Dell keyboard

I've tried several Dell keyboards with the Pi, and all the ones I've tried (they're definitely not faulty, work fine elsewhere) "bounce" horribly - that is every so often it doesn't seem to detect I'...
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Raspberry Pi keys are switched?

I have a new Raspberry Pi, when I try to type double quotes by using shift and the single quote buttons on the keyboard, I get an @ symbol. When I do shift + 2, I get the double quotes. A few ...
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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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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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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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To what extent can the device be used without a mouse?

I'm sure I read somewhere that the RPi can be used without a mouse, but is this 100% true? (I am planning on using debian.) To what extent can I control it without a mouse? Will I be able to do ...
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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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Raspberry Pi Raspbian Web Kiosk Virtual Keyboard Solution

I followed Alan D. Moore's step-by-step guide to have my Raspberry Pi running in kiosk mode. I did my own configuration as I needed it to run on a touchscreen with no physical keyboard and mouse. ...
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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't my Logitech K400 keyboard/mouse always respond in raspbmc?

I have a Logitech K400 wireless keyboard/mouse that I use with my Raspberry Pi (the new 512MB model). I have Raspbmc installed. I'd say about 50% of the time when I boot the device, the keyboard and ...
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Why does my wireless keyboard fail when I plug in my WiFi adaptor?

When I run RaspBMC with Ethernet, the wireless keyboard works fine, but as soon as I put a WiFi adapter in, I can only use the keyboard for around 10 seconds, then it stops. I've tried 2 different ...
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How to set keyboard shortcuts

How do I setup a keyboard shortcut to run xscreensaver-command -lock when I press ctrl+alt+l? I've had a look at Raspbian keyboard shortcuts, but that talks about finding the keyboard shortcuts, not ...
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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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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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Keyboard not detected

I'm having an issue with my RP where my keyboard is not detected. I have raspbmc installed on my SD card. Pressing any keyboard keys has absolutely no effect. I first thought it was a power problem ...
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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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Use raspi to redirect wireless/bluetooth keyboard to different computers

I have around 5 computers, and having 5 keyboards is 4 too many for me right now. What I want to do is connect my Kinesis Advantage (wired) keyboard to my raspi, have the raspi redirect all incoming ...
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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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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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Control XBMC remotely using keyboard and mouse?

Is it possible to control the Pi from my laptop, using the keyboard and mouse, over the network? I know I can access a remote control from my android phone or through the XBMC media centre's local IP, ...
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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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Is it possible to install and configure a Raspberry Pi without a wired keyboard or mouse?

I've just bought the Raspberry Pi and I want to follow the NOOB tutorial in order to get the base operating system working. I don't have any keyboard or mouse, so I have to buy them. My idea is to ...
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How to use a 4x4 keypad in Python?

I have a Keypad 4X4, but my actual code doesn't work. See below: import RPi.GPIO as GPIO import time GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BOARD) GPIO.setwarnings(False) MATRIX = [[1,2,3,'A'], [4,5,6,'B'], [...
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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 make onscreen keyboard automatically pop up when entering input field

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 and an offical Raspberry Pi touchscreen and I want to use them as a tablet. This sort of works by installing an onscreen keyboard, but the keyboard does not automatically pop ...
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Raspbian, Kodi uses keyboard as a remote, not to type

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 ...
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Is There an Alternative to Bluetooth for Keyboard and Mouse?

I can't get my Bluetooth keyboard or mouse to work with RaspPi. I want a wireless solution. Are there alternatives?
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Creating an Android “remote” app for Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)

Similar to how you can control XBMC/Kodi/Raspbmc through the Android app "Yatse XBMC/Kodi Remote Control". Can anyone confirm whether either a.) there is something out there for Raspbian, or b.) if ...
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Strange Keyboard Bug

I recently installed Raspbian onto my pi and I started to experience a strange keyboard bug. I was able to get it to work just fine for about an hour, and I was on my way to setting up SSH and all of ...
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Keyboard repeats letter and doesn't type them at all

I have connected a Dell Keyboard to the RPi 3 B, and it keeps repeating letter and sometimes it doesn't even type at all. I have read that its due to insufficient power, but I am using the Adafruit ...
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Logitech K780 Keyboard Connection via BLuetooth

I have a Pi 3 and I am trying to connect a K780 keyboard. I have used the terminal and the GUI to connect, pair and trust the keyboard. However, the K780 never gets out of pair mode. It seems as ...
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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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I changed my Raspberry Pi default keyboard settings. How can I reset this change?

I changed my Raspberry Pi keyboard (using command the sudo nano /etc/default/keyboardp). I set: XKBLAYOUT = 'in' Now, after reboot I just can't login! Can I somehow reset this CHANGE?
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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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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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How to type hash ('#') in the boot config

I'm trying to edit the config.txt at the NOOBS boot menu. This file format comments out lines by putting # at the start. How do I type that character? (Typing it normally on my keyboard generates ...
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Connect keypad in Raspberry

I want to connect a keypad. Can I use just the gpio pins without a protoboard? Will this work?
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Keyboard, mouse & wifi dongle, but only two USB ports

With only two USB ports, how can I use the standard input devices together with the wifi dongle? The only thing I could think of is to set some accessibility option and use the keyboards arrows for ...
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Configure the keyboard for console in OSMC

It seems there is no raspi-config in OSMC. So, how can I configure the keyboard layout for the console? (In Kodi it was easy to find, but this doesn't affect the console.) I couldn't find anything ...
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Pairing the Pi over BT 4.0 LE to a MS Universal Foldable Keyboard fails

Background I'm trying to pair my RasPi with the new Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard, which requires BT 4.0 LE HCI connectivity from the host. On my Pi it is provided by CSR based Bluetooth 4.0 ...