[mythtv-users] Configuring the Adesso ARC-1100 remote

Scott list-mythtv at bluecamel.eml.cc
Thu Nov 12 03:21:28 UTC 2009

I'm running Mythbuntu 9.04 with MythTV 0.22. The Adesso ARC-1100 remote is actually an IR keyboard/mouse combo device and doesn't require lirc to be running. Each key press on the remote translates to a keyboard or mouse click according to the xev output.

I've put together a table showing the Remote Key Name, the Key Name reported by xev, and the Keycode. The table is available at:

I should be able to map these keys using the Key Editor to various functions in MythTV. However The Ctrl-Shfit-keypress combo isn't be recognized by MythTV. It looks like MythTV expects a single key with no modifiers. 

I saw in the wiki a document on using xmodmap to reassign keys however it's not clear to me how to use it to handle keys with the Ctrl-Shift-keypress combo. The examples only talk about mapping Shift-keypress to a secondary key which while helpful doesn't work for this remote.

Any suggestions on how to get MythTV to all the keys on this remote?

Scott <catfather at donpoo.net>
AIM: BlueCame1

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