Pidora keyboard problem

I'm running into a weird problem. I normally run Raspbian on my Pi,
but a while back I NOOBS'd an SD with Pidora and Arch. Never played
much with it, but I dragged it out again to see what I could get
Yesterday, I booted into Pidora, and found that things worked, except
the NetworkManager was apparently interfering with my static connection.
With a bit of adjustment of ifcfg-eth0, I got this working reliably,
but I realized that the SSH keys were of course different from my other
SD, so -- with the Pidora SD in my laptop, I copied over the raspbian
keys. (Thought this would be safe -- even if I blew SSH, I didn't
change anything in the USB area.)
Rebooted Pidora. The login window wouldn't handle anything I typed in!
Mostly it wouldn't detect the keystroke, but other times it went into
continual repeat.
Thought maybe the keyboard had gone bad, but I tried both the Raspian
SD and the Arch on the same card. No problems.
So, maybe I *had* muffed my file copying. I went right back to NOOBS
and reinstalled Pidora (with Raspbian this time, as I doubt I'll ever
use Arch).
Installation of Pidora got to "First Boot", but it wouldn't respond
to the K/B at all. (Mouse cursor was OK.) Had to pull the plug...
(:-() Switching over to Raspbian went perfectly again.
Any suggestions?
-- Pete --
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Pete, You may want to try a different power supply.
I know this sounds odd, but I had similar symptoms on my Pi when I first set it up. I tried all of the different distros and some would hang at boot while others would run. I replaced the USB cable on my power supply and everything was (and still is) fine. I can only surmise that different distros enable different bits of the hardware and have different power requirements.
be seeing you ... Don
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Other than laugh at then completely forget and never try Pidora even again...
If you're using a B+ then that needs a relatively recent kernel - otherwise the USB won't work for various reasons. I've no idea what kernel Pidora ships with but if it's not a new ish one then it won't work on a B+
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Gordon Henderson
Dzieki, Gordon, za post o tresci:
Pidora has raspberrypi-kernel-3.12.23-2.20140626git25673c3.rpfr20.armv6hl
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I'd rather believe this isn't the problem... (:-/)
It's a solid 1A supply (that was part of the Element14 kit). I have nothing extra hung on except the K/B and mouse, so there should be no loading problem. And I've never run into anything like this with any of the other setups I've tried.
-- Pete --
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That may just be the best option... (:-)) My Linux use started way back with Red Hat, though, so I thought it might be familiar. (I have no problem with Debian, though I'm not fond of Ubuntu on my laptop.)
No, it's a standard Model B (and the NOOBS post dates it).
What's puzzling is that I never noticed a problem when I *first* tried Pidora, and everything else still works fine.
--Pete --
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I use fedora on most of my systems but found sticking to raspian on my pi to be the best option. heck Linux is Linux & the differences between distros are should not be significant enough to get hung up over, to be honest I find working on 2 different flavours to be an advantage as it only increases my knowledge.
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