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By Neil H @heffneil2021-03-31 17:08:16.592Z

Hey all new user here. I have two issues:

  1. I can't get to https://tinypilot but I can get to https://tinypilot.local however on latest Chrome it will NOT let me pass the mismatch cert problem while Safari will let me get by. Not the end of the world just a nuisance.

  2. I can't get any signal on HDMI with my KVM switch. Instead of the monitor plugged in to the switch I have the HDMI output of the switch connected to the tinypilot. I probably should test "normal" with one computer but I was too excited to get this working. This is the switch in question: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0817YFJKW. I have the Tinypilot's USB for input connected to the keyboard IN port. Let me know if this could be causing problems?

Thanks!

Neil

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    Neil H @heffneil2021-03-31 17:11:30.176Z

    Ok so I was able to connect the HDMI through the switch currently. I originally had it connected to the tinypilot direct and the display worked. I moved the HDMI to pass through the switch so that is working. Appears the issue is where the USB is connected. I have it currently plugged directly in the one computer - would like to connect it via the switch to have multiple computer options.

    Thanks!

    Neil

    1. HNeil H @heffneil2021-03-31 17:20:01.230Z

      Ok more good news, and bad. I connected it to the USB Data port and it appeared to be working. Thats the good news!

      Bad new is that I inadvertently rebooted the device and its not responsive again. Can't ping / find tinypilot.local.

      How can I figure out whats going on from here?

      Thanks!

      Neil

      1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-03-31 21:43:23.936Z

        Yeah, that AIMOS device is kind of tricky. It draws power through the HDMI port. It's not enough to affect the TinyPilot once it's already booted, but it draws too much power for TinyPilot to boot from an "off" position.

        You can fix it by putting a powered HDMI splitter between the TinyPilot and the AIMOS KVM like this:

        TinyPilot ---> HDMI splitter ----> AIMOS ---> Target computer 1
                                              |-----> Target computer 2
                                              |-----> Target computer 3
                                              |-----> Target computer 4
        

        I've tested this splitter successfully with TinyPilot and the AIMOS KVM.

        I can't get to https://tinypilot but I can get to https://tinypilot.local however on latest Chrome it will NOT let me pass the mismatch cert problem while Safari will let me get by. Not the end of the world just a nuisance.

        This sounds like a router issue. Can you check with your router to see if you can configure it to not require the .local suffix? It will likely be under mDNS settings.

        1. HNeil H @heffneil2021-04-02 13:08:12.943Z

          I ordered the splitter - we will see if that works. In the meantime I think everything works for now. But Here is the chrome message:

          Tinypilot.local normally uses encryption to protect your information. When Google Chrome tried to connect to tinypilot.local this time, the website sent back unusual and incorrect credentials. This may happen when an attacker is trying to pretend to be tinypilot.local, or a Wi-Fi sign-in screen has interrupted the connection. Your information is still secure because Google Chrome stopped the connection before any data was exchanged.

          You cannot visit tinypilot.local right now because the website sent scrambled credentials that Google Chrome cannot process. Network errors and attacks are usually temporary, so this page will probably work later.

          1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-04-02 19:31:25.754Z

            That's the message you see when you try to visit https://tinypilot or https://tinypilot.local?

            Does it work if you visit https://tinypilot in browsers other than Chrome?