[mythtv-users] Getting control of my remote

Dave M G martin at autotelic.com
Sun Jan 14 07:36:58 UTC 2007

MythTV Users,

I have just succeeded in installing MythTV version 0.19 on my Ubuntu 
6.06 (Dapper) computer. There are still a few small issues that I hope 
to resolve.

First and foremost is getting my remote to work. That is, it does work, 
but I can't seem to get the keys to map properly.

I'm using a Hauppauge PVR-150. I think it's the grey remote. It's kind 
of silvery-grey, so it might be the silver one, but I'm not clear on how 
different they really are.

I downloaded the example lircrc file here:

... and put it here: ~./mythtv/lircrc

Some settings don't seem to be having an effect. For example, when 
watching a video file, if I hit "pause" nothing happens. This is what is 
in the lircrc file:
# Pause playback
prog = mplayer
button = PAUSE
repeat = 2
config = pause

I would assume that means that the PAUSE button is configured to pause 
the video. But it does nothing. I can't rewind, fast forward, or stop 
the video.

Other settings don't behave as expected. For example:
# Channel Up
prog = mythtv
button = Ch+
repeat = 2
config = Up

I would assume this to mean that when I press Ch+ on the remote, the TV 
moves up one channel. But all that happens is that a text box at the 
bottom of the screen comes up, and that displays the name of the next 
channel up. To actually go to that channel, I have to hit the "OK" 
button. How do I get the channels to move up and down directly, as one 
usually does on a regular TV?

Does anyone have any suggestions about what I might be missing in this 

Dave M G
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Pentium D Dual Core Processor
PHP 5, MySQL 5, Apache 2

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