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

Tino Keitel tino.keitel at gmx.de
Fri Aug 4 06:42:39 UTC 2006

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 15:32:45 +0100, Thomas Hood wrote:
> 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'?
> Furthermore:
> "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...)

Hi Thomas,

my Nova-T PCI and Terratec Cinergy T2 also provide a keyboard like
input device. As I didn't know better, I always patched the kernel
driver for these devices to make the keys on the remove control produce
the proper key events for MythTV. This way, I got the remote to work
without LIRC.

Now I heard about the tool input-kbd. It is part of the input-utils
package and if I got this right, it can be used to remap the keys of a
particular input device.

I haven't tried it yet, maybe I find the time this weekend. Or is there
anyone with an example configuration for the Terratec Cinergy T2?


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