[mythtv-users] Sapphire remote-control driver for Mythtv: v3.0 released
ajmccauley at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 22:53:17 UTC 2012
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 4:45 PM, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca> wrote:
> I've updated the Sapphire Remote Control kernel (hid) driver for Linux again today.
> The new version 3.0 sports a couple of nifty new features:
> --->>> Macro capability: have a single button press send up to 8 keys.
> I use this first feature here to quickly access/set a desired AudioSync
> value that about half of my videos require. The CLEAR key on the remote
> now defaults to sending KEY_F15, KEY_DOWN, KEY_LEFT, which on my system
> adds 90 milliseconds to the AudioSync value.
> If you don't like my appropriating the CLEAR key by default, :)
> then the second feature may be of interest:
> --->>> External keymaps, and a way to load them at start-up.
> The driver still has a fully defined built-in keymap for simplicity,
> but I'm willing to bet that at least some of you may want different
> mappings for some buttons than what I've put there as the defaults.
> So now you can maintain an external keymap file, and use an included
> script to load it at run time. Details are in a README.txt file
> included with the driver.
> Source available freely as always: http://rtr.ca/sapphire_remote/
I have been using the sapphire remote for several months now and am
quite happy with it. In fact I am about to buy a second one for my
second FE that I recently built. Thank you to Mark Lord for doing
This may seem trivial to some, but how do I go about upgrading my
driver? Currently I am using the stock configuration on Mythbuntu. I
installed it using:
tar xzf sapphire-xxx.tar.gz
sudo make install
Can I install 3.01 over the existing driver or do I need to uninstall?
Thanks for being gentle with re this newbish question...
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