Hi - I'm so glad I bought a TinyPilot. I have a highly locked down corporate Windows laptop that I'm now able to integrate very nicely into my dual-monitor Mac world.
My only struggle is that keyboard input is pretty slow. Keystrokes buffer up and appear to be played into the device at about 2 keys/sec. After some number of keys (like maybe 15?) keys just get ignored. I have to refresh the browser window (cmd-R) and continue.
Is this expected rate... or?
Thanks for any advice.
- 7 replies
- Diego @diego
Hello @petercardona - Thank you for posting your question in our Forum.
I'm sorry you are having this issue. To answer your question, no, that is not the expected rate.
- Would it be possible for you to upload logs for me to review? This is how you would upload them: TinyPilot web interface > System > Logs > Get Shareable URL (copy the URL it will give you and paste it in your response).
- Is the TinyPilot using a wired or wireless connection? Performance is always better if you use a wired connection for this device. Also, are you connecting on same network, or through remote.it or Tailscale perhaps?
- What browser are you using? Sometimes, there are extensions that interfere with the TinyPilot app behaviour. Can you disable all your extensions and give it a try?
- PIn reply topetercardona⬆:Peter Cardona @petercardona
Thanks for getting back to me. Pretty simple setup. This is a PoE TinyPliot with a wired (of course) connection. I run the browser from Safari on a MacBook also wired and on the same 8-port Gigabit PoE switch. No complaints re: video or mouse lag; it's just slow keyboard input. I don't actually use Safari for anything else; no extensions installed. I did cycle power (by removing the Ethernet cable) earlier today and the response is a bit better than it was.
- Diego @diego
Hey @petercardona - Apologies for the late response.
I don't see anything, in the logs you uploaded, that would point directly to the slow keyboard input you are experiencing. In fact, I would say this is probably video lagging, but you only notice it when typing in your keyboard.
In your logs, I see the following line:
Jul 28 23:22:14 attlaptop ustreamer: -- ERROR [27872.283 stream] -- Persistent device timeout (unplugged)
That message usually indicates a problem with the HDMI cable. Although this is not related to the keyboard, since that goes over the USB cable, would it be possible for you to try a different HDMI cable?ReplySolution
Went to enable H264 via instructions and that resulted in a lot of:
E: Unable to parse package file /var/lib/apt/extended_states (1)
and no reboot (last command).
Seems like these errors are from commands internal to /opt/tinypilot/quick-install.
moved /var/lib/apt/extended_states out of the way; install now proceeding...