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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 30 17:31:12 UTC 2012

On 11/28/2012 02:16 PM, Mark Greenwood wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 Nov 2012 13:39:09 Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 11/28/2012 01:20 PM, Mark Greenwood wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 28 Nov 2012 12:32:09 Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> And, I've been asking if the multimedia keys should actually be
>>>> VolumeDown/VolumeUp/VolumeMute (no spaces) since it went in--based
>>>> purely on the Qt key names--but no one has ever cared to test in 5
>>>> years, which made me assume it must actually work, so I haven't changed
>>>> it.  I haven't actually tested it, either (probably because a. I don't
>>>> care since I'm not affected by it/don't care to use multimedia keys in
>>>> MythTV, and b. I'm too busy repeating myself on the list when people
>>>> just don't get that any valid key that's sent through X can be used in
>>>> MythTV simply by using Edit Keys to map it appropriately).  But now that
>>>> you're saying it doesn't work out of the box, if you were to actually
>>>> test mapping your volume keys and report back what key is actually
>>>> mapped for your remote buttons and keyboard multimedia volume, I'd be
>>>> happy to fix it if I am, indeed, correct that it was improperly mapped
>>>> years ago.
>>> Given what I found above, perhaps you're right about the spaces?
>> What key was mapped when you remapped your volume keys above?  Was it
>> VolumeDown, etc.?
> It said 'Volume Down'.

Sounds like it should include the space, then, and you probably created 
your key bindings long ago (>5yrs ago), so you didn't get that default 

Thank you, though, for finally actually trying to map the keyboard keys 
sent by the kernel driver.  It's much easier to discuss the future 
direction for key binding and remote control configuration if we both 
agree that remote buttons can be configured with or without LIRC (at 
least for buttons that send key codes that aren't eaten by X)--that LIRC 
is irrelevant to the matter--and it just comes down to whether to add 
new default key bindings that will affect all current and future users 
of MythTV.


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