[mythtv-users] numpad key bindings

John Massengale johnrobertmassengale at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 18:07:06 UTC 2008


On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 9:13 PM, Z F <mail4me9999 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello everybody,
>
> I am trying to set up a frontend which sould be controlled by a USB
> numpad. I reasoned that it has enough keys to provide the basic use.
>
> Unfortunatelly, I have troubles using KeyEdit to change the
> keybindings.
>
> For example, I would like "gray - " be the escape key. It seems to
> work
> everywhere, accept it does not cause liveTV to exit.
>
> Interestingly enough, if I map the Del key to be used as escape, than
> it works correctly and exits from LiveTV mode.
>
> I can not seem to re-map the PgUp, PgDown, End and Home keys.
>
> Basically, here is how I envision the numeric keypad use:
>
>
>  NumLk   Mute   Menu   Exit
>    <<     Ch+    >>
>    Vol-          Vol+
>    <-     Ch-     ->   Sel-
>      Pause        Rec  ect
>
>
> THere are two buttons left. One which is the gray + and the one
> under number 5 in the center which could be used for something in
> the future.
>
> Another posibility is this:
>
>  NumLk   Mute   Menu   Exit
>    <<     Ch+    >>
>    <-    Select  ->
>    Vol-   Ch-   Vol+
>       Pause     Rec
>
> But the main question remains: Am I doing something wrong, or
> something
> which is not possible to do, or there is something to be fixed? :)
>
> I am using MythTV 0.20  from the Debian repository.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> ZF
>
>
>
>
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Try the input-utils, it comes with a utility called input-kbd which will let
you load a new map for a specific keyboard input device. I am using this for
an infrared remote that shows up as a keyboard in Ubuntu. It should work for
your USB numpad too, let me know if you have questions.

John
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