This no longer works since ssh is not enabled.
Using only the laptop's screen and keyboard (both before and
after installation), install and configuration for headless
operation using SSH is possible using NOOBS (they call it
"silent install"). It does not require a separate screen
or keyboard/mouse. It does require an SD card reader on the
laptop (built in ...
Take a look at the Raspberry Pi wiki on re-mapping the keyboard with Debian Squeeze:
Re-mapping the keyboard with Debian Squeeze
If different letters appear on-screen from that which you typed, you
need to reconfigure you keyboard settings. In Debian, from a command
sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
Follow the prompts....
First thing to do:
Second you will need to update the repositories:
sudo apt-get update
An upgrade to the whole system isn't needed but it is recommended:
sudo apt-get upgrade
Now we can install the virtual keyboard:
sudo apt-get install matchbox-keyboard
Rebooting is recommended:
Now you can access the keyboard:
On Raspbian, edit the file /etc/default/keyboard and then run sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration. You may have to restart your terminal and/or the Pi for everything to take effect.
The particulars of what you need to enter depend on what you want to do. For me, this:
There is a quick graphical way to change the keyboard layouts, the toggle key-combination and have a panel indicator at the same time.
Right click on the panel and choose Add/Remove Panel Items
Click 'Keyboard Layout Handler`
Right click on the flag that appears on the panel
Choose 'Keyboard Layout Handler Settings'
Uncheck Keep system ...
Steve's answer, though correct at the time, is now somewhat out of date. In Raspbian:
and go to the configure_keyboard section with 4 Internationalisation Options -> I3 Change Keyboard Layout
You can choose the correct keyboard type and layout from there.
There is no easy or simple way to achieve what you ask.
The simplest answer is just ignore this keyboard and get a USB one.
However, if you really want to do it, it's a DIY job through and through. Your solution will be custom to this keyboard and may or may not be easily adapted to accommodate keyboards from other manufacturers.
Laptop keyboard connectors ...
Here is one thing to try out:
Edit /etc/default/keyboard with your favorite editor (vim, nano,). Remember to use sudo:
sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard
Make the file look like this:
# KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE
# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.
For a headless setup, SSH can be enabled by placing a file named ssh, without any extension, onto the boot partition of the SD card.
When the Pi boots, it looks for the ssh file. If it is found, SSH is enabled, and the file is deleted. The content of the file does not matter: it could contain text, or nothing at all.
In my case, Raspbian (jessie):
$ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)"
$ sudo vi ~/.config/lxkeymap.cfg
option = ctrl:swapcaps
option = <something>,ctrl:swapcaps
$ sudo reboot
ctrl:swapcaps swaps the Ctrl and CapsLock keys. If you'd like to just replace CapsLock and keep the original Ctrl as is, use ctrl:...
Is it possible to install and configure a Raspberry Pi without a wired keyboard or mouse?
It should be. I've used a wireless keyboard/mouse combo with a USB dongle; that works out of the box with the linux kernel as configured on raspbian (and almost certainly other available systems too). Just don't get anything too wierd that requires special drivers or ...
The short answer is, make sure you download the offline install version of NOOBS,
then edit the file recovery.cmdline and add silentinstall on the end of the first line.
That will auto install raspbian, and reboot into the desktop when finished.
I use pad4pi. It simplifies everything.
For more details you may want to see githubdemoproject.
from pad4pi import rpi_gpio
# Setup Keypad
KEYPAD = [
# same as calling: factory.create_4_by_4_keypad, still we put here fyi:
ROW_PINS = [4,...
| = AltGr + Shift + `~
\ = AltGr + -_
One solution that I've found is to hold the AltGr key and press the `~ key. But I'm not sure if this would work for a normal "right alt" on a US keyboard. According to wikipedia, the answer is: it depends how the US keyboard was made. I happen to be using a CanaKit CK-KB-101 which is identical to this one and it has a ...
All USB keyboards are 5V. No matter how big or how small, they always use 5V power as supplied by the USB port. However, different devices draw different amounts of current. A typical USB port provides 500mA of current, and the Raspberry Pi (model B) draws between 300mA and 700mA (depending on processor load). Try to keep the current used by USB devices to ...
I found the answer on the official forums. Thank you DancingMan.
Open Terminal as a root user
Go to other>X-Terminal as root (GKsu)
Type in the reconfigure command
Follow the prompts
Hopefully that was helpful - this issue had been bugging me for hours!
I haven't tested this, but I assume that you can change the keyboard layout in the same way as on a normal Debian install. Raspbian uses LXDE as its desktop environment, so you can follow their instructions:
setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,th
See http://wiki.lxde.org/en/Change_keyboard_layouts (and also http://wiki....
You just need to add a file named 'ssh' to the noobs partition (you can do it right when copying fresh noobs files to a clean sd card) and it will enable ssh for raspbian when you install it from this noobs setup (including for subsequent raspbian reinstalls, i.e. this 'ssh' file on noobs partition will be persistent and have effect for every time you (re)...
try for Raspbian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch)
sudo nano /home/pi/.config/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/panels/panel
At the end of the file change to
Save and reboot system.
I found this guide to be the most useful.
An important update in setup:
ssh is disabled by default on the newest images. You have to create a new file ssh in /boot (can be empty). E.g.
If you are not in X and already at a virtual console, you do not need to use Ctrl and just Alt+F1 should work. If the keyboard issue is that it cannot handle 3 modifiers, this might help, but if the issue is that the Function key doesn't allow modifiers, then this won't help.
To get around this, if your keyboard has arrow keys, Alt+left/right arrow keys ...
Can you insert the SD card into another machine and mount the filesystem?
If so, edit /etc/default/keyboard and change XKBLAYOUT="in" back to your desired setting.
If needed, there's a list of valid codes on Wikipedia.
If you know the IP address you can ssh from another machine. Then use the raspi-config utility:
Open a terminal
Choose Localisation Options
Choose Change Keyboard Layout
Choose your keyboard or one of the generics
Choose your langauge. For instance, for American English choose
Alternatively to ssh, if you have ...
The Raspberry Pi has a header which contains many GPIO (General-Purpose I/O) pins that can be controlled directly from software on the Pi. These pins can be configured as outputs or as inputs (which is what you'd need for your buttons).
You'll have to deal with contact bouncing, which means you'll have to learn about debouncing. There's an elaborate article ...