[mythtv-users] TiVo Slide Remote, Linux and Scan Codes

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 08:31:03 UTC 2010

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 8:20 PM, Robert Longbottom <RobertCL at iname.com> wrote:
> On Wed, September 1, 2010 3:40 am, jmk wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm a big fan of the TiVo remote -- it's served my Myth needs for many
>> years now and survived numerous falls. I decided to give the new TiVo
>> Slide remote a shot with the hopes that it would automagically work.
>> Alas, that doesn't appear to be case.
>> For those who are unaware, but curious, here's the remote:
>> http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/24/tivo-slide-remote-review/
> <snip>
>> Keys which do nothing whatsoever:
>>  Remote: Input, Zoom, D-Pad (Up/Down/Left/Select), Slow, A, B, C, D
>>  Keyboard: Select
>> Output from dmesg:
>> usb 1-1.1.1: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 7
>> input: HID 150a:1201
>> as
>> /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.1/1-1.1.1:1.0/input/input13
>> generic-usb 0003:150A:1201.0005: input,hiddev96,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11
>> Keypad [HID 150a:1201] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.1.1/input0
>> usb 1-1.1.2: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
>> input: HID 0a5c:4503
>> as
>> /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1.2/1-1.1.2:1.0/input/input14
>> generic-usb 0003:0A5C:4503.0006: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [HID
>> 0a5c:4503] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.1.2/input0
>> /dev/input/by-id/usb-150a_1201-event-kbd
>> /dev/input/by-id/usb-0a5c_4503-mouse
>> /dev/input/by-id/usb-0a5c_4503-event-mouse
> I notice that one of the two HID devices it registers shows up as a mouse.
>  Have you checked that the D-Pad keys (Up/Down/Left/Select) aren't
> operating that mouse?  I bought what I thought was a cheapo MCE remote and
> it showed up as two devices, keyboard and mouse.  The "direction keys" on
> the remote operated the mouse, which would be quite good in windows, but
> in MythTv it's not all that useful...
> I'd be interested to hear how well you manage to get it working because I
> saw that on engadget and thought it looked interesting.

me too. i went to the new zealand tivo site and logged a support
request to see if they were available in our little backwater.

Almost a week later I got an email saying:

Thank you for your interest in TiVo products but unfortunately we
cannot discuss any future releases until we have official

What idiots. I told them that if that is their support level I would
never buy their product.

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