[mythtv-users] lirc question: native or irxevent?

Sasha Z kleptophobiac at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 22:11:50 UTC 2006

you can use native mode in addition to irxevent, or just irxevent on
its own. I prefer native mode because it feels less "rube goldberg-y".

On 3/26/06, Nick Rout <nick at rout.co.nz> wrote:
> I am just playing around with lirc in an effort to get rid of the "I am
> bloody sick of that keyboard lying on the floor in front of the TV"
> messages that wife-1.0 keeps spitting into /var/log/messages.
> My remote is working, irw pumps out the correct info etc.
> Docs I have read refer to the ability to run lirc in either native myth
> mode or using irxevent, eg:
> <quote>Once you know that your remote is working, you can either
> recompile MythTV with native lirc support by enabling it in configure or
> you need to run the irxevent program, which takes the key presses and
> sends them to MythTV. If you use native lirc support, you don't need to
> run irxevent. If you are going to use irxevent, then you need to run it
> like this:
>     $ irxevent &
> If irxevent isn't running, then MythTV will not respond to your remote control unless you're using native lirc support. </quote>
> (http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-8.html)
> However there seems little guidance on whether native or irxevent is
> preferable, and why :(
> So can someone enlighten me on this please? Naturally I also want to
> control stuff like xine and mplayer with the remote while playing dvds
> or xvid/divx movies. I am not sure if using native mode interferes with
> using the remote for external apps.
> Cheers.
> --
> Nick Rout <nick at rout.co.nz>
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