[mythtv] Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3100 USB Port

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Mon Mar 15 03:55:03 EST 2004

On Sunday 14 March 2004 17:31, Ryan Brancheau (US) wrote:
> I have a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3100 cable-box with a  USB port.  I
> can plug a standard USB keyboard into this port and change the channel
> by either using arrow keys and <Enter> or by simply typing in the
> number.  What I'm wondering is if there's any way to use a USB crossover
> cable to make the cable-box think my MythTV box is a keyboard and simply
> send digits across to change the channel.  Or possibly convert the USB
> on the box to serial on the MythTV and send digits that way?  Any
> thoughts would be appreciated.

linux has a thing called the usb gadget driver - whereby the linux box can act 
as a usb peripheral. you would need to do something with that to fake being a 
keyboard. it's possible that somebody has already written such a beastie; as 
the kernel level infrastructure is there. never looked myself. i would have a 
trawl around google.


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