[mythtv-users] Microsoft Remote Keyboard

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Sun Oct 23 05:52:09 EDT 2005

Oliver Groht wrote:

> Hi,
> i'm dealing with the idea to buy the MS. Remote Keyboard for XP MCE.
> Does anybody have some experience with this device under Linux/MythTV?
> My Mythbox works very well, but i'm looking a long time for a nice 
> remote device with keyboard,
> mouse and function keys esp. for Media Center applications.
> I know this device needs a IR receiver from MS. I'm looking for lirc 
> support, but i think there is nothing
> for this device. Only for XBOX hardware. Right, or am i wrong?

I have had the following plan for the box that will live next to my TV.  
Yes, it needs a remote control, but I am so tired of remotes that don't 
cover enough functions, so I was just going to get a wireless USB 
keyboard (I presume like the MS one you mention, although I had a 
Logitech one in mind) and use that.  Sure it's big, but I guess I won't 
lose it that way :-)

Anyway, no need for lirc. It's a real keyboard.   The remote that came 
with my DVB card works the same way. The USB IR receiver is seen by 
linux as a real keyboard.  So using a full keyboard, there will be no 
confusion/tedium mapping key pressings to functions, just use the ones 
you normally use when sitting in front of the computer. p for pause, m 
for menu, arrow keys to move, type data into a field, user the <enter> 
key, and <esc> etc etc

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