Solved: virtual keyboard for Raspberry Pi RaceCapture app?

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GTIspirit
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Solved: virtual keyboard for Raspberry Pi RaceCapture app?

Post by GTIspirit »

Which virtual keyboard are people using on the touch screen with the Raspberry Pi RaceCapture app? It would be kind of nice to have a virtual keyboard for adjusting simple stuff like min/max ranges and warning prompts.

I'm looking for something like when running RaceCapture app on a Windows tablet, where if you enter a text dialog box the virtual keyboard automatically pops up. Or, you can enable the virtual keyboard through system tray at the bottom.

I tried installing kvkbd, but got a bunch of 404 errors. Seems like the package is no longer available.

I installed florence, but it doesn't seem to work with the RaceCapture kivy app.

Haven't tried matchbox-keyboard or onboard.
Last edited by GTIspirit on Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:05 am, edited 1 time in total.

GTIspirit
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How to

Post by GTIspirit »

got it, just change the kivy configuration file

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sudo nano /home/pi/.kivy/config.ini
and add "multi" in the keyboard mode, so it looks like:

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keyboard_mode = multi
Reference:
https://kivy.org/doc/stable/api-kivy.config.html

Note, I also have florence virtual keyboard installed, so I don't know if this works without florence being installed. But, it's probably a good idea to have a virtual keyboard installed for Raspberry Pi anyhow.

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