[mythtv] Bizarre IR remote problem

Rick Duske rduske at comcast.net
Sat Feb 28 15:15:45 UTC 2009

I am an experience Linux user new to Myth TV. I have read the forums and 
been consulting Dr. Google to help me with my IR remote problem for 
several days now to no avail.

I am running Mythbuntu 8.10 on a Dell XPS Gen2 laptop with a Pinnacle HD 
Pro Stick (801e) USB tuner. I was able to get most everything setup and 
working without too much difficulty.

My one problem is the IR remote. I am using a Logitech Harmony 880 setup 
as a Hauppauge HVR-1100.

LIRC seems to be setup correctly, The MythTV frontend responds to the 
remote and allows me to navigate the interface. irw reports all the 
buttons correctly. When I go into Live TV however, the remote doesn't 
respond. Here's where it gets a little strange. When I enter LiveTV and 
press the Pause button on the remote nothing happens. I use Ctrl-Alt-F4 
to switch to a terminal, log in and run irw. when I press the Pause 
button, I get the irw line that indicates that it detected the Pause 
button press. I also hear the audio from the LiveTV stop. When I switch 
back to the LiveTV window, I see that the video is paused! The LiveTV 
window is responding to the remote, but only when switched to a 
different terminal. I obviously have something configured incorrectly, 
but I have been unable to determine exactly what. It seems like it might 
be a focus problem, but I have tried configuring the window manager to 
follow the mouse for focus, that did not help.

Any assistance you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

-- Rick Duske

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