[mythtv-users] Remote control issues

IvanK. chepati at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 22 15:58:07 UTC 2005

On Wednesday 22 June 2005 11:19 am, Tachtevrenidis, Kosta wrote:
> 1) Does anybody know how to make one of the buttons of the remote
> control launch an application (for example mythtv frontend). Sometimes
> my front end crashes and I am sitting there looking at the kde desktop
> with nothing to do but reboot because I have no keyboard attached to the
> machine.

Use irexec.  Example:
1) create /etc/irexec.conf
2) put there something like this (just the stuff between the ===):
   prog = irexec
   button = RS_15-2116_SLEEP
   config = /sbin/reboot

the config = [command] line specifies what [program] to execute when you press 
the button.  The button, of course, must have been defined in lircd.conf

3) put in one of your boot scripts this line:
/usr/bin/irexec -d /etc/irexec.conf

That should work.

But make sure you're not using the same button for something else (assigned to 
a Mythtv button, etc).

> 2) How do I assign one button of the remote to take me straight to the
> program guide instead of having to navigate to it through the OSD while
> I am watching TV?

Those are configured through mythweb.  Don't remember the exact name, but 
something like global shortcuts.


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