[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #6365: LIRC Remote Presses Are All Converted To Upper Case Characters

Paul Harrison mythtv at sky.com
Tue Mar 17 00:00:18 UTC 2009

nospam312 wrote:
>> Remotes aren't keyboards--regardless of what the kernels' input API would
>> have you believe.
> [sorry if I am spelling it out a bit but clearly there is some confusion]
> Thanks for your reply but my remote has normal TV controls on the
> outside and inside a keyboard.  It is a size of a remote control, it
> also controls my TV - it is a remote control.
> As the device is IR and is a remote control it should be configured
> using LIRC.  How else am I going to get an IR remote to work?  I even
> included a snippet of my lircrc to show this!  LIRC even has support
> for the remote via http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/ as it is a
> remote control.
> The problem remains it seems that MythTV is converting lowercase
> characters to uppercase characters even though the lircrc config
> binding is set to lowercase characters.
> I guess I could use the on screen keyboard but then what is the point
> of having the remote control with a keyboard.  It would be quicker to
> plug in an actual keyboard than use the on screen keyboard but if you
> have to do that what is the point of having remote control support at
> all.
>> If you want your remote treated as a keyboard, then configure it as one, not
>> as a Linux Infrared /Remote/ Control (LIRC) device.
> Aren't "all" LIRC devices treated like keyboards for MythTV use - i.e.
> a remote control button is pressed and that is converted to some
> character key press and then sent to the application?
> How have you got your remote setup if you are not using LIRC to
> convert your remote button presses to character key presses that are
> then processed by MythTV?
> The only difference that my remote may have from yours is it has a few
> more buttons that I can map.
I think this is the same problem that was discussed here a while ago.


Paul H.

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