[mythtv-users] blue tooth / wireless keyborad

Robert Anderson riznob at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 20:42:59 UTC 2007

On 3/2/07, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://www.rodsbooks.com
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I used to use the Micro$oft bluetooth desktop keyboard and mouse. It worked
well, but it was kinda a pain in the ass because the devices would fall off
the network and need to be added back on pretty regularly. But when they
were on the network they worked great. I have since switched to using a
wireless keyboard and mouse from Gyration www.gyration.com. Very happy with

Rob Anderson
riznob at gmail.com
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