[mythtv-users] Nova-t DVB-t USB remote question...

Thomas Hood thomas.hood at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 14:32:45 UTC 2006

Hello all,

I've got a Nova-t DVB-T USB box with a built in IR receiver and mathcing remote.

According to this page:
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV_Nova-T_USB2  :

"Setup ---
Newer kernels have support for this card as a keyboard. Button pushes
received by the dongle are translated into keyboard events. Kernel
2.6.15 understands all the buttons, but only the arrows, OK, numbers
and volume keys have functions assigned."

So how/ where do I map buttons to 'keys'?

"LIRC ---
It's pretty difficult to impossible to configure correctly LIRC, since
each time you connect the USB dongle you gets a different device name.
I'm developing a lircd substitute that uses HAL to support hot
plugging and autodetect the correct settings but needs a patched
kernel, since the standard drivers doesn't provide support for HAL.
The mercurial repository is at http://hg.uuresearchs.dyndns.org/inputd
(that's my home computer, over a DSL line)"

I can't see the advantag to using LIRC if the remote can emulate a
keyboard. Am I missing something?

and finally:
"Keyboard ---
Presumably you could leave out the LIRC support from MythTV and just
map the keypresses that the remote uses to the features of Myth, but
neither X.org nor Qt 3.3 knows about the extended multimedia keys. "

Eh? What extended multimedia keys are we reffering to here? I thought
it said the volume keys have assigned functions (somewhere...)

Thanks for any explanation offered,


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