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Dave Kimble

Desktop not recognising USB keyboard and mouse

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I am starting Rock64 again after a long layoff.

I'm a bit rusty, please forgive any forgetfulness.

I tried downloading the Rock64 desktop image, but it was 404.

I downloaded Armbian_19.11.6_Rock64_bionic_legacy_4.4.207_desktop.7z

Unzipped it, and used etcher to write it to the micro-SD card.

Booted up, but didn't get to a graphical desktop.

Created a new user OK.

I did # apt update, # apt upgrade, # reboot now.

Still no graphical desktop.

I did # apt install lxde lxdm. (this used to work OK).

As expected, the installer asked  if i wanted to use lxdm as the display manager. Yes.

$ sudo armbian-config

Updated the timezone OK.

Did Enable Desktop OK, but this didn't get me to lxde.

Did Enable autologin.

Reboot got me to LXDE.

 

So far so good.

But the USB keyboard and mouse don't work. Tried numerous mice and USB sockets.

ALT+f1 now doesn't get back to command line so I am stuck.

Have I forgotten something?

 

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7 hours ago, Dave Kimble said:

I am starting Rock64 again after a long layoff.


Support for Rock64 is still not matured while maker is already on their future products ... there are three (3) HW board revisions which only raises support expenses.

 

7 hours ago, Dave Kimble said:

I'm a bit rusty, please forgive any forgetfulness.


:) No problem about that.

 

7 hours ago, Dave Kimble said:

I tried downloading the Rock64 desktop image, but it was 404.


You found a bug which was fixed while typing this.

 

7 hours ago, Dave Kimble said:

Booted up, but didn't get to a graphical desktop.


I tested the exact same image on my Rock64 Revision 3. No problems.

 

First login:

"Desktop environment will not be enabled if you abort the new user creation"


We want to keep system clean, so there are no users on the system beside system ones and running desktop under root is not a good idea. Some applications will also not work. If you skipped our scripts and created new user manually ... there will be no desktop and you are on your own to get it up.

 

7 hours ago, Dave Kimble said:

But the USB keyboard and mouse don't work.


My mouse and keyboard works straight up. Even over KVM ... but USB troubles are known. Try other port.

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