[mythtv-users] blue tooth / wireless keyborad

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Fri Mar 2 19:45:48 UTC 2007

On Friday 02 March 2007 14:24, Brock Palen wrote:
> Does anyone use a wireless/bluetooth keyboard with myth?  If so what
> do you recommend?  And how simple was it to install.  My system does
> not have blue tooth so I will need to add a adaptor and i am running
> Fedora core 6. I want to have good control over the system more than
> the remote that comes with the PVR-250,  Thankyou in advance.  (i
> guess fancy remotes fallinto this question also)

I use a wireless keyboard, but it's infrared, not bluetooth. It's a Lite-On 
SK-7500 that I picked up on eBay a year or two ago. It's got keys similar to 
most desktop keyboards, but with a layout more like that of a laptop (with 
some keys doing double duty as the numeric keypad). It's also got an 
integrated "mouse" (really more like a joystick). It required no special 
configuration; I just plugged it in and it worked like a normal keyboard. 
(The mouse looks like a standard PS/2 mouse to X.) I've configured my One For 
All URC-6131 remote (with JP1 extensions) to emulate the keyboard, so I don't 
need LIRC at all.

For the most part, this works well. The main drawback is that the IR receiver 
occasionally misses the key-up part of the IR signal from the URC-6131 
remote, and MythTV responds as if this were many keypresses in quick 
succession. Perhaps disabling auto-repeat in X would fix this, but I haven't 
gotten around to trying it. I have yet to see this happen when I'm using the 
actual keyboard.

Rod Smith

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