[mythtv-users] Hauppauge remote control on DVB-S card

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Dec 20 20:38:24 UTC 2009

2009/12/20 Jack Weeden <jackweeden at gmail.com>:
> Hi guys,
> In my ongoing effort to get Myth running with a new Hauppauge DVB-S
> card (specifically the WinTV-Nova-S-HD), I'm having trouble with the
> remote control. I'm just using a default Ubuntu install with 0.22
> installed on top of that. I haven't got Lirc installed as Ubuntu sees
> the remote control as a native input device, which works fine for most
> of the buttons, except (rather frustratingly) the Back/Exit button.
> I've had a bit of a mess around with Lirc but as soon as I install it,
> the remote totally stops working - the only possible response I can
> get from it is seeing some garbled output from 'cat
> /dev/input/eventX'. I've installed Mythbuntu Control Centre and tried
> enabling Lirc and choosing each of the different Hauppauge remotes
> from the list it can generate configs from but, as earlier, enabling
> Lirc results in the remote completely not working.

This topic comes up a fair amount, most recently last week if I
remember correctly. Have you searched this list's archives?

You can solve it by using LIRC with the devinput driver, pointing it
to the remote's /dev/input device, and using a suitable lircd.conf
configuration file.


Nick Morrott

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