[mythtv-users] frontend only remote?
pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Mon Apr 4 23:34:36 UTC 2005
>>>> "Mario L" <superm1 at gmail.com> 04/04/05 6:00 PM >>>
>>On Apr 4, 2005 12:13 PM, PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson at mandtbank.com>
> > >>> mark at onnow.net 04/04/05 11:24 AM >>>
> > > On a frontend only machine, ( no capture card ) what is the
> > > best option for a remote control?
> > > Are there any inexpensive options to add a remote
> > > control to a PC that interfaces well with lirc/mythtv?
> > >
> > > Recomendations? Experiences?
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > >
> > > Mark
> > I *highly* recommend a wireless keyboard like an airboard,
> > coupled with a learning remote. I messed around with
> > LIRC for a while, and got it working fairly good. But there
> > were occasions where I wanted to have a keyboard (like
> > if Myth segfaulted or the machine went otherwise
> > unresponsive), and since plugging in a keyboard or mouse
> > while the system is powered on is generally a no-no,
> > I always had to ssh in to the box, shut it down, plug
> > the keyboard in, fire it back up, etc. Then I have no
> > reason to have the keyboard. I like LIRC, I just don't
> > want to have to deal with it on a system like Myth
> > where there will be all sorts and ages of people using
> > it. Once LIRC gets every issue ironed out and I don't
> > need to worry about compiling from source or adding
> > in patches that may or may not fix my problem, I may
> > try it again.
> > I rarely have focus problems. The myth developers
> > have done a pretty good job of handing focus back
> > to where it belongs. At least I think they are the ones
> > doing it.
> > Once I figure out the jump points in myth and remap
> > some of the xine keys, I'll be extremely happy with
> > that solution. The IR receivers for the keyboards
> > even work with the Xantech and other IR repeater
> > systems out there!
> > Paul
> Isn't this the reason that we have USB keyboards
> and mice nowadays & hotplug support in our kernels?
I presume when you say "we" you mean "I". I
have no such animals. I don't need a USB wireless
keyboard. Tried it, sucked really bad. Plus, the
PC I'm using doesn't have any USB ports.
I'll take the 0 problem $45 solution against LIRC
any day of the week... ;-)
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