[mythtv-users] Remote control setup

Steve Greene sgreene820 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 12:32:52 UTC 2021

Unfortunately, my system has both OTA and cable tuners, so there will be
channels like "91" and "92" for the system to tune to in-lieu of "9_1" and
"9_2". I'm on the verge of holding back the later LIRC packages so I can
use "dpkg-reconfigure lirc". I've been using mythtv since 0.24 and have
currently settled on 0.29. I have to admit I'm disappointed how much work
is needed to configure a remote control these days. This seems like a step


Steve Greene
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On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 8:04 AM Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>

> On 04/15/2021 06:14 PM, Steve Greene wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm trying to tweak the rc6_mce keymap for my system to include the
> > underscore key, "_" as the subchannel separator for tuning. I added
> > this line, but it doesn't seem to have any effect.
> >
> >     scancode 0x800f041d = KEY__ (0X14)
> >
> >
> > I also tried "KEY_UNDERSCORE" also with no results. The remote key in
> > question is the * asterisk.  Also wondering if anyone has mapped
> > PgUp/PgDn for quickly scrolling through the guide.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> FWIW, you may not need to waste a remote button on a subchannel
> separator.  I'm assuming you're trying to get the separator on the
> remote for typing channel numbers into Live TV to directly tune that
> channel without using the guide--that's the only situation where I could
> imagine actually using the separator key in MythTV.  It used to be and
> probably still is--I don't use Live TV, so I'm not positive--that you
> can tune a channel in Live TV by typing in the channel/subchannel
> numbers without any separator and MythTV will tune the correct channel,
> so to get to channel "6_1" you could either send "6_1" or "61".  The
> only time you'd have a problem is if you have a channel whose channel
> number happens to be identical to a channel whose channel number +
> subchannel number--for example channel 61 and channel 6_1.  In that
> case, though, you simply need to change the channel number of one or
> both of them.
> Mike
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