[mythtv-users] RS232 Control

Jim Oltman jim.oltman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 22:45:22 UTC 2012

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Mitchell Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to integrate my Myth System with my RTI home automation
> control.  One would think the IP control in Myth would be easy to use but
> unfortunately its complex and over my head to write a driver.
> What I could do is use RS232.  My idea is to have my controller send RS232
> commands to my HTPC.  And then in Linux somehow map those command strings
> to keyboard keys.
> Does anyone have any advice on mapping RS232 commands to a keyboard
> press?  Is it possible?
> TIA,
> Mitchell

Have you thought about using a different way to connect this all together?
 There's an app called iRule for Android (and iOS) that does RS232 commands
to your RTI box (via a Global Cache device) and can do telnet commands to
MythTV (this is how Myth accepts remote commands).
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