[mythtv-users] Programming remote button bindings (WAS: What major features are planned for 0.27?)

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Nov 28 07:59:09 UTC 2012

I wrote:

>>Summary:  There's a systemic issue (any key with code > 256 is 
>>filtered by X),
>ir-keytable tells me that all the keys I can't get to work have 
>codes greater than 0xff.
>So I'm off to make a copy of the rc6_mce keymap and fix some of these.

Well I now have Back, Pause, Info, Commercial skip forwards/back, and 
Menu working, plus the numeric digits. Along with the keys that 
already worked, that covers almost all my usage :)

Gary Buhrmaster wrote:

>There was some work being discussed (Jarod may have been part of it?) to allow
>the linux kernel ir codes >255 to be able to be used via X, but it was stated
>to be major work, and unlikely to be seen any time soon.  You can 
>probably find
>the list archives regarding this if you search the various X11 
>lists, and maybe
>find the status of any work and/or possible schedules for work.

To me that seems the logical place to fix the problem - it doesn't 
seem to make sense to me capturing IR buttons and then sending 
keycodes through into a system that's going to filter most of them !
Presumably (other than using LIRC) there's no way for Myth to access 
the codes before they get filtered ?

In the meantime, I guess the easiest thing to do is find the header 
file where all the keycodes are defined, pick a bunch of codes 
(probably all those >=128) and modify my IR code table to use those. 
Then back to figuring out what is what in the very long list of Myth 

Simon Hobson

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