[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #6365: LIRC Remote Presses Are All Converted To Upper Case Characters

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Mar 16 20:02:26 UTC 2009


On 03/16/2009 02:46 PM, MythTV wrote:
> #6365: LIRC Remote Presses Are All Converted To Upper Case Characters
>
>  I am using LIRC with MythTV bound as a program.
>
>  When a lower case button on the remote is pressed MythTV converts the
>  character to the upper case version instead.
>
>  When using irw the remote is configured correctly (lower case characters
>  buttons are recognised) so it seems to point to MythTV doing the
>  conversion for some reason.
>   

Remotes aren't keyboards--regardless of what the kernels' input API 
would have you believe.

>  This means it is not possible to use the built in MythTV functionality
>  (Change Recording Title) to rename programmes/sub titles as lowercase
>  characters are not possible.


It's perfectly possible to do so using the on-screen keyboard or a 
keyboard.  Hit SELECT (Return, Enter, or Space, by default--or the 
remote button configured to send that key name) to bring up the 
on-screen keyboard and type your title/subtitle.

If you want your remote treated as a keyboard, then configure it as one, 
not as a Linux Infrared /Remote/ Control (LIRC) device.

Mike


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