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keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

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keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64 was created by wimvb

When I use Kstars (v 2.9.3) on my Rock64 the keyboard is all messed up. I connect through Windows Remote Desktop from my laptop. The keyboard works fine in Ubuntu and OpenOffice. It even works fine in Kstars File menu. But when I try to edit a new profile in Ekos or try to find an object in Kstars, the keys are all jumbled, not the standard qwerty layout.
So far, I have used Kstars and Ekos on my laptop (windows), but I now want to use it directly on the Rock64.
Does anyone have a solution to this? Any help appreciated.

Edit: the problem persists after uninstalling kstars and installing the newest version (2.9.6)
Wim

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Last edit: 11 months 4 weeks ago by wimvb.
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

There are known keyboard issues with certain VNC servers, such as with TightVNC. Switch to something like X11VNC or TigerVNC. I use x11vnc. it should resolve your issue.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by wimvb on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

Will try that. Thanks.
Wim

Opticron Oregon 15*70, Skywatcher 150PDS + ST80, AZ-EQ6 GT + EQ3-2 Goto, ZWO ASI174MM-Cool + Pentax K20D (retired) + ZWO ASI120MM, homemade ditherbox, PixInsight, Rock64 x 2 with INDI & PHD2, cloud cover

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Replied by wimvb on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

Ihoujin wrote: There are known keyboard issues with certain VNC servers, such as with TightVNC. Switch to something like X11VNC or TigerVNC. I use x11vnc. it should resolve your issue.


Unfortunately: no luck
I use windows remote desktop to connect to the linux computer. On this I have xrdp running and tightvncserver installed. When I uninstall tightvncserver and install x11vnc, I can't get a connection with remote desktop. TigerVNC can't even be located. (Note that I run arm64 not armhf on my rock64. Maybe there's no arm64 version of tigervnc?)
I have now uninstalled vnc servers and reinstalled tightvnc. remote desktop allows me to start a session, but the keyboard is still messed up in kstars. Ie back to square 1.
Wim

Opticron Oregon 15*70, Skywatcher 150PDS + ST80, AZ-EQ6 GT + EQ3-2 Goto, ZWO ASI174MM-Cool + Pentax K20D (retired) + ZWO ASI120MM, homemade ditherbox, PixInsight, Rock64 x 2 with INDI & PHD2, cloud cover

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Replied by Ihoujin on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

I have always had issues with TightVNCserver and the keyboard.
I suggest you reinstall x11vnc and on the PC connect to it with a VNC client, not RDP. They are not the same thing.
You may have to do some configurations to setup x11vnc server for start on launch, passwords, etc.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by wimvb on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

Can you recommend a good/stable vnc client for windows 8?
I just defaulted on rdp because it worked (so far)
Wim

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Replied by Ihoujin on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

I just use the RealVNC viewer.
www.realvnc.com/en/connect/download/viewer/
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by wimvb on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

I downloaded this and the tightvnc viewer for windows. But I still have issues getting this to work. Tigervnc doesn't seem to have an arm64 version. x11vnc installs, but I'm having trouble connecting. Have to figure out the exact cause. It could either be a firewall setting or some services colliding.
Wim

Opticron Oregon 15*70, Skywatcher 150PDS + ST80, AZ-EQ6 GT + EQ3-2 Goto, ZWO ASI174MM-Cool + Pentax K20D (retired) + ZWO ASI120MM, homemade ditherbox, PixInsight, Rock64 x 2 with INDI & PHD2, cloud cover

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INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by maudy on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

I had an issue that sounded similar. I needed to run locale and locale-gen. Perhaps this may help.
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Replied by wimvb on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

Thanks again.
Of course I run my machine headless, so there is no session to view. Fortunately the first link you provided contains information regarding this.
Wim

Opticron Oregon 15*70, Skywatcher 150PDS + ST80, AZ-EQ6 GT + EQ3-2 Goto, ZWO ASI174MM-Cool + Pentax K20D (retired) + ZWO ASI120MM, homemade ditherbox, PixInsight, Rock64 x 2 with INDI & PHD2, cloud cover

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Replied by maudy on topic keyboard messed up in Ekos/Kstars on Rock64

Wim,

Please post back if this works for you. I have had to recreate my Rock64 and followed such directions. VNC worked, yet I was unable to get Ubuntu to find a different resolution (traveling right now so cannot say what resolution is the default.) The caveat is that I am using the xenial armhf image for the rock.

Even though I thought I saved my instructions, I cannot get the headless Rock64 to use the dummy xorg video driver after a dust-upgrade. Fortunately I have a backup image I can use.

Thank you.
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