X5040 ByTech Backlite USB Keyboard

AmigaOne X5000 platform specific issues.
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amiganut
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X5040 ByTech Backlite USB Keyboard

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I purchased a nice ByTech backlite USB keyboard for my X5000. During the Splash screen, the keyboard lights up and then goes out. When it boots up in the Uboot screen, I get a bunch of errors and then finally boots. When it first boots, the keyboard works as a keyboard but to turn on the backlights, you have to hit "Scroll LOCK" but nothing happens. 

I rebooted and the keyboard backlite turns on but the keyboard does not function. I get the USB popup that it recognizes it as a USB keyboard. If I unplug and plug the usb, again I get the USB popup, the backlite is on but it will not function.

I looked in Prefs but didn't find anything in USB or Inputs on backlit. I plugged it into my Win 10 laptop and works fine.

Any thoughts?
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Re: X5040 ByTech Backlite USB Keyboard

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I would first try a powered USB hub.

I use all my USB devices through a powered USB hub.
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Re: X5040 ByTech Backlite USB Keyboard

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I tried a powered hub and it did not work.
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Re: X5040 ByTech Backlite USB Keyboard

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Then you might be out of luck-

I tried a number of USB "thingies" under AmigaOS4 and while most of them worked fine under Windows, some refused to do what they should under AmigaOS4 (few of them even managed to crash the usb stack, taking down input and thus the whole system), which makes me believe our usb stack might be too "strict" in some "edge-cases", probably because of the limited testing and lack of usb "thingies" back when it was written
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Re: X5040 ByTech Backlite USB Keyboard

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Lets try this another way. Has anyone successfully added a backlit keyboard to their X5000? If so, what brand and model? I can just return this one I bought and get a compatible one. I was thinking of trying a Logitech or Apple. According to the compatibility list, these USBs work but it does not mention backlit.
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Re: X5040 ByTech Backlite USB Keyboard

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Not on an X5000.

A Perixx PX-1200 runs fine on an x1000, though
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