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Multiple keyboard and input languages

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 ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

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 ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

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 ...
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How to map Caps Lock key to something useful?

In my case, Raspbian (jessie): $ cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie)" ... $ sudo vi ~/.config/lxkeymap.cfg option = ctrl:swapcaps or option = <something>,ctrl:...
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How to use a 4x4 keypad in Python?

I use pad4pi. It simplifies everything. For more details you may want to see githubdemoproject. from pad4pi import rpi_gpio import time # Setup Keypad KEYPAD = [ ["1","2","3","A"], [...
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Enable SSH in NOOBS before install

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 ...
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How to install on screen keyboard in raspbian without a physical keyboard?

If you want to do this but can't connect your Pi to the internet via cable do this: Open LibreOffice Writer Insert - Special characters... With mouse you can type your WiFi password Turn on WiFi, ...
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Is it possible to produce a pipe "|" with a US keyboard and the vanilla Raspbian?

| = 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. ...
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Multiple keyboard and input languages

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 Plugin { type=xkb Config { Model=pc105 LayoutsList=us,...
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Making input device for Raspberry Pi

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 ...
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

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. touch /...
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How to type hash ('#') in the boot config

I found that pressing \ (backslash) key produces the # character which is sufficient to enable editing the config file. (Don't ask me how to type backslash...)
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How to install on screen keyboard in raspbian without a physical keyboard?

Another option I just used is to put the commands and password for WiFi in a text document on a USB drive. You can open the file and copy and paste as needed.
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How to make onscreen keyboard automatically pop up when entering input field

Florence virtual keyboard claims to have this feature (called "auto-hide mode"), which should work with modern applications implementing accessibility API (e.g. GTK+ and Qt 5): For a system-wide ...
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Use Raspberry Pi as keyboard/mouse output to control server

Only the Raspberry Pi Zero , Zero W , Model A and Compute Module can act as USB device. Other models can not act as USB device. This is a hardware limitation which cannot be worked around in software. ...
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Keyboard and mouse stops working after connecting usb hard drive

Just like most other issues with the Raspberry Pi, this is most likely a power issue. Make sure you are using a short and thick USB cable. And a supply that provides at least 5V at 1A, but I highly ...
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Read keyboad input from background process

I think this link is probably what you are looking for. Briefly, if your device works similar to the one mentioned in the link above, there should be a file created as /dev/???? when you plug it in, ...
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Change default en_GB to en_US (cannot type a pipe key)

I found this post which got me going: https://rohankapoor.com/2012/04/americanizing-the-raspberry-pi/ I'm assuming this was written from an older version of Raspbian because there's a few differences ...
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Console login when password contains British Pound Sterling (£) character

To have a decent answer, here is it what the questioner posted in a comment: I've resolved the problem by mounting the SD card on another computer, mounting the root filesystem, and deleting the ...
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What is the Raspberry Pi key for on the PI 400?

It's the "super key" or Windows key. As far as I'm away it's only purpose in the Raspberry Pi OS is to open the main menu (which also has a Raspberry Pi logo) which you can then navigate ...
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how to skip NOOBS boot menu

Put the SD card in another machine: You should see the RECOVERY partition. Create the text file: autoboot.txt at the root level of this partition. Note: Be careful in Windows that if you create a ...
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Has Anybody Built A Raspberry Pi Inside A Mouse Yet?

It can be done and it has been done. MagPi Magazine's 'Raspberry Pie Projects Book 2' features a gaming mouse with a built in zero running Quake III. You can download the book for free: https://www....
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Installing Raspbian from NOOBS without display

The way I did this was as follows: Remove power cable from the Pi and then take out the SD card. Use a card reader (or built in one if your laptop has one) and the SD adapter to read the card on your ...
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How to map Caps Lock key to something useful?

tl;dr: it can be added through the GUI, in the Keyboard Layout Handler applet's settings. Add the Keyboard Layout Handler applet to your panel: Right click on panel > Panel Settings > Panel ...
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Making input device for Raspberry Pi

I wrote a device tree overlay that uses a device called gpio-keys that does de-bounce, keyboard input etc. A "compatible" statement below. I had six keys: 4 arrows, enter, and home. My device tree ...
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Raspberry Pi VNC no action from keyboard or mouse

I just found the answer to MY problem, and thought I should share. I am using the RealVnc that came pre-loaded on Jessie, and had the same issue. When starting the realVNC program, before connecting ...
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switching between multiple keyboard layouts

I am trying to deal with the same issue, with limited success (switching between English (US) and Greek). Adding in the terminal: setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,...
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Bluetooth keyboard disconnect after few seconds

You should run diagnostic tools like btmon (and perhaps dmesg) in a terminal, reproduce the disconnect problem and analyse the logs to narrow the problem down. Without the logs, one thing you can try ...
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Enable SSH in NOOBS before install

I don't think this is possible. This is only possible in Raspbian installation not in NOOBS as it requires at least a keyboard. But if you really want a silent NOOBS installation to every Raspi you ...
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