[mythtv-users] Microsoft MCE RC and keyboard - working

Jurgen Kramer gtm.kramer at inter.nl.net
Sat Sep 9 12:37:41 UTC 2006


On Sat, 2006-09-09 at 13:22 +0100, Andrew Lyon wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-09-09 at 09:47 +0100, Neil Dunbar wrote:
> > > All,
> > >
> > > Just a note to say that the mod_mce (http://mod-mce.sf.net) stuff by Florian
> > > Demski now has a combined LIRC and user input kernel module, so that you can
> > > now use a Microsoft MCE keyboard and the remote control at the same time.
> > >
> > > Tested it with my Mythbox, and it works a treat (although the little mouse
> > > joystick on the keyboard is somewhat unpredictable - not a driver problem I
> > > think - just crappy design). The keyboard especially is nice, since my Belkin
> > > RF keyboard has a range of ~1 metre, whereas the Microsoft IR keyboard works
> > > from the other side of the room.
> > >
> > > It's even worth a very small "woot".
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Neil
> >
> > Thanks for the update! I was waiting for this driver.
> >
> > Jurgen
> >
> 
> The little mouse/joystick is known to be like that, I've used one
> briefly with windows mce and wasnt very impressed.
> 
> I ordered one of these
> http://mediamad.co.uk/shop/product.php/2347/17//c606a6cd0059f302254efd1d14ebd6a0
> for my mythtv system, looks good.. should have it next week and will
> report back on how well it works.
> 
Unfortunately the new lirc_mod_mce driver is not very useful on my SMP
system. The system locks up completely after the first key press is
given.

Too bad.

Jurgen




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