[mythtv-users] Touchscreen Myth Frontend
pebender at san.rr.com
Fri Sep 8 00:26:37 UTC 2006
Dan Hawker wrote:
> Hi All,
> My only worries are...
> # screen - the screen is a DigiPOS 15" touchscreen LCD (serial driven).
> Allegedly these are rebadged ELO devices, or at least thats the drivers
> they say you can use. Has anyone used one of these beasts before and/or
> had any experience (preferably good) with getting touchscreens working
> with Myth???
MythTV 0.20 adds mouse support for menus. Until you have that, I doubt
that you will be able to get a touchscreen working very well. I tried
ith with MythTV 0.17 without any luck, so I put it on the shelf an
waited for mouse support. I plan to try it again with MythTV 0.20.
> # expansion - I'd also like to add a remote to this device (am lazy).
> Unfortunately the touchscreen is serial based and the EPIA has only one
> serial port. It also only has one PCI slot (soon to be populated with a
> wireless card).
> Hence the lack of any additional serial ports. The mobo has a CIR port
> on it. Has anyone connected a CIR receiver to a EPIA board, did it work,
> is it compatible with LIRC??? I've seen some dead cheap USB based IR
> remotes (incl receivers) around, but have noticed on the list that these
> are generally useless. Is this correct??? Would it just be easier to
> get one of these???
If it does not need to be dead cheap, you might consider a MCE remote. I
use them with my Myth frontends and they work well. Besides, there is
somthing fun about using Microsoft branded hardware in a completely FOSS
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