[mythtv-users] Emprex MCE remote ? Help ?

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Tue Dec 15 20:56:54 UTC 2009

On Dec 15, 2009, at 3:53 PM, Alan Marchiori wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 12:25 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Vitani <vitani-mythtv at tfxsoft.com> wrote:
>>> Send them back (Amazon will pay the postage) and buy two of these instead,
>>> they "just work" with Myth -
>> Nearly anything that emulates a keyboard should "just work" with Myth.
>>  You don't even need LIRC unless you want to remap the buttons.
> I agree the keyboard-like remotes are a pain, but remapping keyboard
> keys in myth is pretty easy.  they is configuration screen while
> running mythfrontend, i think called "Keys"; you go the the function
> you want to remap and then hit the button on the remote you want to
> use for that function.
> The bad part about this is many of the media keys are not on my
> keyboard and you can have (as far as I know) only 1 key bound to each
> function at a time.  So you could get stuck where you cannot use the
> keyboard anymore.

There's a very simple solution to all of this. Use the lirc devinput userspace driver, pointing at the /dev/input/foo device created by your keyboard-like receiver, and then map everything using lirc config files like you always have.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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