[mythtv-users] MCE usb remote not working after upgrade

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Sep 12 22:44:38 UTC 2011

On 09/12/2011 02:03 PM, Steve Greene wrote:
> I never got the IR remotes working in two out of my three Mythbuntu machines (all upgrades from installs where lirc kind of worked). Between that and the sucky new Unity desktop interface, I'm about done with Ubuntu.

Out of curiosity, isn't is possible to install RatPoison or Fluxbox or 
something and use that rather than Unity (or is Unity becoming too far 
integrated)?  I know they'll allow switching to GNOME 2 (and in 11.10, 
will allow switching to GNOME 3, since GNOME 2 is being replaced with 
the newer version), but since GNOME is a heavyweight desktop environment 
(DE) that's not really appropriate for a dedicated MythTV box, I'd hope 
you could similarly choose to use a lightweight window manager (WM), 

Granted, possible does not necessarily mean easy, but I'd hope it would 
be at least relatively straightforward.


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