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

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 03:59:21 UTC 2012

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> What I am seeing is that with my MCE remote, with the LIRC service stopped,
> and with v4l-utils NOT installed, MythTV is partially responsive to the
> keystrokes of my remote.  Some keys work, and others do not.   For instance,
> the OK button does not work.  Per your diagram, is this interaction
> happening through a keyboard driver?  If so, it appears that I would control
> the key mappings to myth via the key bindings menu?  I have no experience
> messing with hose key bindings, but maybe now is the time to start.
> With LIRC, I know that ~/.mythtv/lircrc is where I control the key mappings.
>  Not knowing exactly how the key mappings is being handled outside LIRC is
> driving me crazy.

This thread came along at the right time for me. If I'm understanding
things right, I need to move to at least Mythbuntu 11.04 in order to
get MythTV .25 in the repos. But (again if I'm reading correctly),
11.04 is where stuff started changing for lirc or mceusb remotes or
voodoo...I've been reading too many posts and blogs and other remote
related stuff and don't want to descend done the wrong rabbit hole.

I saw one posting about the key bindings but, again, I wasn't to clear
if that allowed you to do specialized keys like Alt+P and stuff like

Right now, it's my confusion about changes in Ubuntu that's stopping
me from moving to .25.

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