[mythtv-users] Doubled keys from remote

Steve Greene sgreene59 at verizon.net
Fri Oct 21 16:06:39 UTC 2011

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Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:

>On 11-10-21 12:12 AM, aaron wrote:
>> Some references suggest I don't want/need to use LIRC with the
>> ir-kbd-i2c driver, and others suggest I can use it. I thought I'd try
>> to use it because I couldn't find any documentation on how to
>> configure the keycodes the way I want. So I assume the problem is that
>> I don't have things configured properly, but I'm not sure how to do it
>> the right way.
>> Can anyone offer any suggestions of what to look at? Or what
>> configuration I should check/share?
>The in-kernel ir-kbd-i2c driver is the best thing to use
>with a PVR250 remote control/interface.
>Otherwise you'll see duplicate button presses
>and the remote will not operate nearly as smoothly.
>Then use the "ir-keytable" command (modern distros)
>or "input-kbd" (older distros) to set up the key mappings on it.
>When it is working, you should be able to open a terminal window,
>and see many of your button presses appearing there as if you
>were using a keyboard -- especially the numbered buttons (0-9).
>Now.. the in-kernel ir-kbd-i2c driver is nice, but does a horrible
>job of managing button repeats.  For that reason, I patch my own
>copy here to implement a much, MUCH nicer repeat algorithm:
>I really like the PVR250 remote control, and now that I've gone 100%
>digital for recordings, I have replaced the PVR250 card in my system
>with a PCTV-800i PCI digital tuner --> the onboard remote control
>interface for this card can also work with the original PVR250 remotes!
>It uses the cx88-input driver instead of ir-kbd-i2c, and I have a
>separate patch for that one.
>Both cards should behave silky-smooth, with no extraneous repeats,
>when patched and configured the way I have them here.
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