[mythtv-users] Sony BD Remote (uinput method not working on 11.04)
nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 03:49:51 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 12:23 AM, Andrew Hughes <ahhughes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Finally I have mine working!!!!
> Based on the following:
> which lists several method, but recommends...
> IMPORTANT: The xmbc guide's uinput check `lsmod | grep uinput` won't check
> if uinput has been compiled into the kernel. In 11.04 this appears to be the
> case. So, you can additionally check `ls -ld /dev/uinput`to test for this.
> In short, xbmc online doco appears to be missing this.
> IMPORTANT #2: The python pairing scripts do pair the remote to the machine.
> However, (for me anyway) it did not set the remote as an input device (and
> thus never went to uinput). This is the real source of the problem (as far
> as I can tell). The only way I found I could set the remote as an input
> device was via the 'blueman' ui (there is an apt aka synaptec package for
> it). From there, select the remote on the ui, and there are options to set
> and an input device.
> Aside from those two notes, the doco on the myth and xbmc wiki's were enough
> to get my remote working.
> Thanks for all your suggestions :)
> p.s. it works awesome too!
Yes it is good, except that occasionally the bluetooth stops working.
Only remedy seems to be to pull the dongle and reinsert in another usb
port, and sometimes reboot.
Sometimes changing the batteries in the remote works too :)
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