[mythtv-users] Why does my USB IR remote behave like a keyboard?
mythtv at bronosky.com
Mon Jan 30 19:41:16 UTC 2006
I'm trying to debug my remote, but I know nothing about LIRC. So my
first step in understanding what is happening is to figure out why my
remote behaves like a keyboard. I checked dmesg and the USB receiver
that came with the remote is detected as a Philips RCS Keyboard. It has
a HID an everything. Many of the buttons are returning normal
keycodes. Many are not. I want to get to a point where I can get a
signal from each of the buttons, then I can do something with the signal.
So, does LIRC cause a remote to look like a keyboard? Or, do you think
the USB receiver for the remote is designed to appear to be a keyboard?
Richard Bronosky wrote:
> I have came accross this remote
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardbronosky/92962671/ ehich came with
> the Dell that my Mother-in-Law got upsold into. (The sales guy told her
> she needed MCE cause it was the newest thing and she didn't want her
> computer to be out of date the day she got it. But they didn't even put
> a tuner in the machine.</rant>)
> Has anyone ever used one of these? It seems like it should be the same
> as a KMS MCE remote, right? It appears to be recognized as a keyboard,
> but many of the buttons do nothing. So I installed Sven
> http://sven.linux.kiev.ua/index-en.shtml which gives my the power to map
> a few more of the buttons, but there are still many that do not send
> keycodes to Sven. I know the Remote is transmiting and being received,
> because there is a little receive light on the USB base. I love the key
> layout, now I just need to make the Pictures, Music, DVD, and Videos
> buttons do something.
> mythtv-users mailing list
> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Thank you for your time,
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