[mythtv-users] Do you have to have a remote control to use Xbox MythTV?

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 01:14:44 UTC 2005

> The XBox port of MythTV requires either the remote
> control/dongle, or a keyboard hooked up to the XBox.
> I have both, from when I was using the XBox as a
> front-end, but don't use it anymore.
> MythTV ignores the mouse, so there's no pointer on the
> screen that you could use to click on the buttons and
> such.
> If you get the Microsoft DVD dongle, then you don't
> have to use the Microsoft remote, I successfully used
> an One For All URC-6131 universal remote control with
> it, which gave me many more buttons to use (with some
> hacking of the lircd.conf file).
> If you're interested in the keyboard route, I bought a
> keyboard that was designed for the XBox.  I think it's
> called the SharkBoard, and it works with the PS2,
> GameCube, XBox and PC.  The XBox connector is a
> regular USB adaptor that plugs into the XBox
> controllers memory card slot.  Cost was $20.

Thanks. I was asssuming that I'd _have_ to go down the keyboard route
anyway because I won't be able to install and config a linux distro on
the Xbox without a keyboard. Is that correct?


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