[mythtv-users] Sony BD bluetooth remote and changing key mappings

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat May 29 06:19:39 UTC 2010

I have a Sony PS3 Blu-ray style remote that I have set up via the
instructions here
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=HOW-TO_Setup_PS3_BD_Remote and using the
input.conf from http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Sony_PS3_BD_Remote .
Basically the remote acts like a keyboard with the mappings from the
button on the remote to the emulated keypress being handled by

However I use both MythTV and XBMC on this computer, with a menu entry
added to mythtv to run XBMC.

I would like to use different button mappings when in XBMC. The XBMC
wiki page above has an input.conf suitable for XBMC.

Can anyone tell me how to dynamically switch input.conf, or otherwise
deal with this problem? From my quick experiments, changing input.conf
doesn't appear to register immediately - I am not sure what I need to
do to get the input.conf re-read. (Then I could write a script to swap
 input.conf files, start XBMC, and when XBMC exits, swap the
input.conf back to the mythtv one)

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