[mythtv-users] Rasberry Pi 4 - New FE

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sat Jun 12 02:16:41 UTC 2021

On 2021-06-11 4:40 a.m., Adam Skinner wrote:
>      > I've just got a new Rasberry Pi 4 as a Frontend only.  The wiki
>     has been a
>      > useful source of information and I've had mixed success.

> I've just got to figure out how to get Myth TV to work with some of the 
> buttons on my basic usb fake keyboard/mouse remote control.
> As the Pi runs without X , these buttons are not recognised by Myth - 
> but the same remotes all work fine and the buttons are seen in Myths 
> edit keys when X runs on x86.
> I can see the button presses using showkey and evtest  ( KEY_VOLUMEDOWN 
> KEY_VOLUMEUP  KEY_HOMEPAGE) but trying to set them inside Myth Frontends 
> Settings->Edit Keys have the error: Pressed Key Not Recognised
> Does anyone have any ideas?

It's back to the wiki at https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/HID_Remotes

I've been using the ir_keytable method set out on that page, with 
success and dispensed with lirc. You re-map the keys *before* they are 
passed to your program (or X if you are running X). Basically turns your 
remote into a keyboard so KEY_VOLUMEDOWN is interpreted as ].


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