Raspberry Pi 2 crashes when USB keyboard connected [SOLVED]

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Raspberry Pi 2 crashes when USB keyboard connected [SOLVED]

Postby NeilMunday » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:30 pm

Hi,

Until now I have been using ArchLinuxARM-armv7-latest.tar.gz to get ArchLinux running on my Raspberry Pi. When I saw that ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz was available, I switched over to that. All was going well with ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz until I hooked up Microsoft USB keyboard which had been happily working with ArchLinuxARM-armv7-latest.tar.gz .

However, when using ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz the kernel crashes as soon as a keystroke is performed. Having looked up the error elsewhere on the Internet the lack of power seems to be the common theme. However, this doesn't make sense to me as ArchLinuxARM-armv7-latest.tar.gz works fine with the keyboard and the keyboard also happily works with my Raspberry Pi (model B).

There does appear to be a slight difference in the kernels though:

ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2: 3.18.5-3
ArchLinuxARM-armv7: 3.18.5-v7+

Could this have anything to do with it?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Cheers,

Neil.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 crashes when USB keyboard connected

Postby kmihelich » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:51 pm

The rpi-2 tarball is the only supported installation on that device; it has the correct packages and setup for that system. Using your own setup with someone else's kernel is not supported.

That problem is fixed in the latest kernel, pacman -Syu and reboot
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 crashes when USB keyboard connected

Postby multipitch » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:48 pm

I encountered the exact same issue and can confirm that the updated kernel has fixed it.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 crashes when USB keyboard connected

Postby NeilMunday » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:13 pm

Hi,

Thanks updating did the trick.

I did run "pacman -Syu" after initially installing the Raspberry Pi 2 tar ball but I guess the patch hadn't been released at that point.

Thanks for getting a version of ArchLinux working for Raspberry Pi 2 :D

Neil.
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