[mythtv-users] Hauppage remote - I've had numbers and keys working, but nothing else.
damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Thu Nov 29 09:29:43 UTC 2007
David Watkins wrote:
> On 28/11/2007, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I've just posted to a thread regarding the Hauppage remote on a
>> Mythbuntu foum, but thought I'd ask here too.
>> I've never managed to get my remote to work. Pre or post Mythbuntu. I
>> was hoping that Mythbuntu would sort it out (one of my main reasons for
>> installing it on top of my Ubuntu/Mythtv system), but still nothing. I
>> have number keys and directional key working, but pretty much nothing
>> else so I have to use my keyboard all or the time.
>> I have 2 Hauppage Nova-t cards in my machine and a long ir cable coming
>> out of one of them (I actually spliced two together to make it long
>> enough, but there is input getting in so i don't think that's causing a
>> The person who started the thread I repled to got things working after
>> he seilised that his remote was recognised by the kernel and followed
>> some advice here:
>> I have just re-looked at the parker site and ran
>> cat /proc/bus/input/devices
>> where I find I have 2 Hauppage entries (to be expected), on event 5 and
>> sudo evetest /dev/input/event5
>> doesn't do much, but
>> sudo evetest /dev/input/event6
>> fills me with hope. Everything I press suddenly does give me a response!
>> I don't understand the responses, but they're there
>> However, when I go down further to the part where it says:
>> As usual, we'll give it a quick test ...
>> sudo /usr/sbin/lircd -H dev/input -d /dev/input/event2 -n
>> and (in another terminal)
>> "Press some buttons and you should see the events displayed"
>> Well, I see nothing at all displayed! Not even the numbers and cursor
>> keys giving any input now!
> You need to make sure you've got lircd configured right.
> I used
> irrecord -H dev/input -d /dev/input/event6 mylircd.conf
> then copy mylircd.conf to /etc/lircd.conf
> then start lircd with
> lircd -H dev/input -d /dev/input/event6 /etc/lircd.conf
> This maps your key-codes to labels.
> You also need an lircrc file where you attach the labels to the mythtv
> key mappings. See
> for help with this.
> There's a fairly good wiki page too
> I also ended putting this in my xorg.conf file
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "remote"
> Driver "evdev"
> Option "Name" "Hauppauge Nova-T"
> Option "XkbModel" "evdev"
> Option "Protocol" "evdev"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/event4"
> to get the evdev driver loaded, but I can't remember where I got that
> bit of black magic from.
> Hope this helps
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Thank a lot David,
I'll try all of that out!
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