[mythtv-users] Questionaire: What do you have your casepowerbutton do?

Mark J. Small msmall at eastlink.ca
Thu Jan 12 16:26:33 UTC 2006

On January 12, 2006 11:28 am, James C. Dastrup wrote:
> >> I have an IR keyboard. The BIOS is configured
> >> to power-on with any key-press.  I programmed my remote to send
> >> the key-presses from my keyboard. That's also how I send all other
> >> commands. I don't use LIRC at all on the front end.  My keyboard
> >> is  always put away and I only need it if I'm working on that
> >> computer for some other purpose.
> >
> >So why doesn't a remote signal meant for your TV, VCR, stereo, etc wake
> > your computer?  This always seemed to be the biggest roadblock for using
> > the remote to wake my frontend.
> If your logic is correct, then every command sent by any remote would
> activate any IR receiver and process any command on any device. The answer
> is the same reason that when you power on your TV with your remote, you're
> DVD player doesn't also turn on.
> The signal sent for the TV is ignored by the keyboard's IR Receiver. The IR
> Keyboard receiver only picks up keyboard commands. If I program one
> button on my remote to send the letter A, and another button to send
> the TV's Volume Up, only the letter A will turn the computer on, since the
> keyboard doesn't even have a Volume Up button, much less matching
> the same IR signal that the TV would accept.

Ahh, that makes sense.  The keyboard IR receiver is a little bit smart about 

Unfortunately that rules out doing a similar thing with lirc, since the 
computer would have to power-on to decide whether the signal was something 
that it was supposed to pay attention to or not.  


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