[mythtv-users] mythtv-users Digest, Vol 42, Issue 8

CHRIS KOTTING ckotting at wideopenwest.com
Fri Sep 8 16:03:03 UTC 2006

> Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 00:36:27 +0100
> From: Dan Hawker <danhawker at macunlimited.net>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Touchscreen Myth Frontend
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Message-ID: <4500ACFB.1080005 at macunlimited.net>
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> Hi All,
> My first myth post, so please be gentle :)

No problemo...  ;-)

> # expansion - I'd also like to add a remote to this device (am lazy). 
> Unfortunately the touchscreen is serial based and the EPIA has only 
> one serial port. It also only has one PCI slot (soon to be populated 
> with a wireless card). Hence the lack of any additional serial 
> ports. The mobo has a CIR port on it. Has anyone connected a CIR 
> receiver to a EPIA board, did it work, is it compatible with LIRC??? 
>  I've seen some dead cheap USB based IR remotes (incl receivers) 
> around, but have noticed on the list that these are generally 
> useless. Is this correct???  Would it just be easier to get one of these???

I can't really help with the touchscreen, but what about this idea:  Get an 
IR wireless Keyboard set-up (receiver plugs into the PS/2 keyboard port).  
Get a Universal Remote of the type that you "train" with a standard remote 
(you can see where this is going, right?)  Use the keyboard and the table of 
Myth keyboard commands to program the remote appropriately.  

You don't even need to mess with LIRC, because as far as the frontend knows, 
it's hooked up to a keyboard.

I haven't tried it, but it seems as though it should work.

Chris K.

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