[mythtv-users] Looking for clarity on MythTV, to LIRC, or not to LIRC, ir-keytable, and key mappings
Saul A. Peebsen
jaglover at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 20:01:54 UTC 2012
On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 10:56:47 -0700
Paul Bender <pebender at san.rr.com> wrote:
> On 4/9/2012 10:26 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > On 04/07/2012 10:30 PM, Erik Jensen wrote:
> >> On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM, Paul Bender wrote:
> >>> On 4/7/2012 3:27 PM, Mark Lord wrote:
> >>>> On 12-04-06 07:46 PM, Christian Szpilfogel wrote:
> >>>> ..
> >>>>> If you don't need functions such as irexec or irxevent then you
> >>>>> don't need to use LIRC anymore. I
> >>>>> use irexec myself so I can shutdown myth from my remote.
> >>>> That's trivial to do without LIRC, using a simple Desktop
> >>>> "shortcut" script
> >>>> assigned to whatever button is preferred.
> >>> Rather than running LIRC you run a Desktop to accomplish the same
> >>> same thing. Have you compared the difference in memory and CPU
> >>> usage?
> >> If you do not run a desktop already, you can use a lightweight tool
> >> such as XBindKeys (http://www.nongnu.org/xbindkeys/xbindkeys.html)
> >> to launch scripts in response to keypresses.
> > And, even if you don't run a Desktop Environment
> > (GNOME/KDE/xfce/Unity), you should be using a Window
> > Manager--whether you're using LIRC or not. And even the "minimal"
> > lightweight Window Managers, like Fluxbox (about 1MB "incremental"
> > RAM) or RatPoison (about 300kB "incremental" RAM), have support for
> > binding keys to actions/scripts/programs. And if 300kB or 1MB RAM
> > is the difference between your system working or not, you need a
> > new system for MythTV. :)
> Absolutely. I run RatPoison.
Then again, having this http://rtr.ca/sapphire_remote/ and having no WM
will work, too. Thousand thanks go to Mark lord.
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