[mythtv-users] Remote control double key presses

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sun Sep 3 09:29:22 UTC 2017

On Sun, 3 Sep 2017 15:17:48 +1000, you wrote:

>I recently blew away my Mythbuntu 14.04 frontend-only machine and installed
>16.04 from scratch. This has left me with a problem with my remote control
>(Harmony 600).
>It's working and key presses are being detected but I'm getting double key
>presses. Apparently this is often if you have more than 1 thing in the
>square brackets below. but mine only says lirc:
>$ cat /sys/class/rc/rc0/protocols
>other unknown rc-5 nec rc-6 jvc sony rc-5-sz sanyo sharp mce_kbd xmp [lirc]
>Does anyone know how I can fix this? Here's my hardware.conf if it helps:
># /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
>#Chosen Remote Control
>REMOTE="Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all)"
>REMOTE_MODULES="lirc_dev mceusb"
>#Chosen IR Transmitter
>#Disable kernel support.
>#Typically, lirc will disable in-kernel support for ir devices in order to
>#handle them internally.  Set to false to prevent lirc from disabling this
>#in-kernel support.
>#Enable lircd
>#Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file
>#Try to load appropriate kernel modules
># Default configuration files for your hardware if any
>#Forcing noninteractive reconfiguration
>#If lirc is to be reconfigured by an external application
>#that doesn't have a debconf frontend available, the noninteractive
>#frontend can be invoked and set to parse REMOTE and TRANSMITTER
>#It will then populate all other variables without any user input
>#If you would like to configure lirc via standard methods, be sure
>#to leave this set to "false"
>And here's my /etc/lirc/lircd.conf:
>#Configuration for the Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all)
>include "/usr/share/lirc/remotes/mceusb/lircd.conf.mceusb"
>Thanks in advance,

You are using an old lirc config from before when the drivers were
moved into the kernel.  You probably need to change to using the
devinput driver now.  What keys are you seeing double presses on?  Is
it only the arrow keys and maybe number keys?  If so, then that is
your remote being detected as a keyboard and those keyboard keys
working, but it is also being used by lirc and getting a keystroke
from there.

I have my devinput setup available for download from my web server, if
you want an example of how to do it with an MCE remote:


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