[mythtv-users] Looking for clarity on MythTV, to LIRC, or not to LIRC, ir-keytable, and key mappings

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Sun Apr 8 02:44:35 UTC 2012

On 4/7/2012 6:10 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
> On 12-04-07 09:02 PM, Paul Bender wrote:
>> On 4/7/2012 5:45 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>>> On 12-04-07 06:35 PM, Paul Bender wrote:
>>>> On 4/7/2012 3:27 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
>>>>> On 12-04-06 07:46 PM, Christian Szpilfogel wrote:
>>>>> ..
>>>>>> If you don't need functions such as irexec or irxevent then you don't need to use LIRC anymore. I
>>>>>> use irexec myself so I can shutdown myth from my remote.
>>>>> That's trivial to do without LIRC, using a simple Desktop "shortcut" script
>>>>> assigned to whatever button is preferred.
>>>>> Cheers
>>>> Rather than running LIRC you run a Desktop to accomplish the same same thing. Have you compared the
>>>> difference in memory and CPU usage?
>>> I doubt that CPU/memory matter for one-in-a-few-hours events like "shutdown".  :)
>> This statement makes my point. Consuming the the extra memory and CPU to run a desktop just for
>> one-in-a-few-hours events like "shutdown" does not make sense when lircd can do the same thing with
>> a smaller memory and CPU footprint.
> Oh, I see what you mean:  you are suggesting running mythtv straight from xinitrc
> without a desktop manager loaded.   Go for it.  I wish you well.  :)
> Most of us have a desktop manager under the mythfrontend window already.

Absolutely. If you have a desktop manager running already that can do 
the job, then there is no reason run something else.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list