[mythtv-users] IR Remote - Power ON system???

Petersen Curt petersen.curt at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 10:53:41 EDT 2005

Thanks David.  I'm looking into that right now.

One of the guys at the office just reminded me that we got an IR
remote with a video card we ordered a little while ago.  We really
have no use for it here so I might snag it for home.

Has anyone had any luck getting an "nvRemote" working with lirc?  It's
a USB receiver that came with an nvidia FX 5700 cinema card.  The
remote itself is a hideous combination of gray, green, and black.  But
if it's free.....I can deal :)

After searching a bit, it seems like it's very similar to an ATI
remote because X10 makes both of them.

On 7/29/05, David Morris <mythtv at morrisonthenet.com> wrote:
> I leave my Myth box running 24/7, so I haven't bothered with configuring
> a power-on feature.  But I do have an IR wireless keyboard and a
> JP1-programmable remote that is now programmed with the keyboards IR
> codes.  The keyboard IR receiver plugs into the keyboard and mouse PS2
> ports.  So with something like this, if your BIOS supports
> wake-on-keyboard, then it would be trivial.  Also, many mobo's support
> wakeup on serial I/O -- I haven't tried it but it might only work for a
> specific signal like RI (ring indicator) and I don't think you'd get
> that from a serial IR interface unless you built it yourself.
> I'm a big fan of the IR keyboard method, because it gives you a compact,
> full-featured keyboard with mouse functionality for when you need to do
> admin or other keyboard work, and with a JP1-capable remote like my OFA
> 8811urw ($18 at Wal-Mart) and a JP1 cable you can use free software to
> setup the remote to send keyboard signals for anything you like.
> I have the Lite-On IR keyboard from NewEgg that I believe has since been
> discontinued, but the same keyboard is sold under other brand names and
> OEM's.
> David
> Petersen Curt wrote:
> >Hi all.
> >
> >I'm building a second frontend for my living room.  So far I've kept
> >the price down to $130 by using a lot of extra hardware I have lieing
> >around my place from old builds.  So I want to spend some money on a
> >good universal remote to control the box.
> >
> >I've been searching for one that can not only power off the system,
> >but also power it on.  Anyone have that working with a particular
> >remote?  Maybe there's a USB model out there that can wake up the
> >system?  Or a PS/2 interface to generate a keystroke?  I know a lot of
> >BIOS support that feature.  If necessary, I wouldn't mind playing
> >around with nvram-wakeup so the frontend sleeps instead of powering
> >off completely.
> >
> >Thanks.
> >-Pete
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