Setting up my recently received RaspberryPi and everything seems fine, I can get the Pi working. However, when I try to startx, my mouse and my keyboard doesn't response at all. At first, I thought it might be the power drained is maxed out, but after several searches, looks like it is because my firmware is not updated. However, updating Pi firmware is a pretty tedious task itself. Let me documented my experience here and hopefully someone might be benefited from this post.
You need to download the rpi-update script
- wget https://raw.github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update/master/rpi-update
Move the script to /usr/bin/rpi-update and run chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update
You need to do a update, since I'm using the Debian version, just run sudo apt-get update
Now you need to install ca-certificate
- sudo apt-get install ca-certificates
- sudo apt-get install git-core
Last, update your Pi firmware
- sudo rpi-update
Reboot your Pi, and login. Now try startx and your mouse and keyboard should response again, enjoy your Pi!