Talk:LIRC

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IMHO, I think that the page "LIRC" (parent of this talk page, that is), should be simply a definition of LIRC. Then a HOWTO should be on a different page. Thoughts?
-TylerDrake 20:34, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Cleaning Up

Keyboard Focus

I'd like to add a section on keyboard focus to this article. Basically there's very little information around on LIRC and how it relates to keyboard focus. Some of the features of myth-tv require keyboard focus even when LIRC is the main form of input. Are there any suggestions for how I can improve this article with a section on keyboard focus? Thanks. Arichnad 19:40, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Lirc namespace aspects are missing

Since some time (2009?) lirc is in the process to use standardised key symbols, as provided by e. g. irrecord -l. This aspect is missing here, and makes at least the statement about arbitrary key names plain wrong.

Hands-on example!

Although there are indeed a lot of resources on how to configure lirc, a simple how-to in the mythtv context is still needed. Note that by using the standardised, namespace key symbols, a generic lircrc should be possible to use. In fact, it should be part of the distribution IMHO.

Besides, I agree that the how-to parts should be kept separate and that keyboard focus documentation would be great.

I'd like to add a personal plea that some hint be given of conventional file locations. MythBuntu for one doesn't include a lircrc file, and I've spent weeks trying to figure out whether it should go in /etc/lirc or /home/mythtv or some other directory... --Nouglywires 19:34, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

It goes in ${MYTHCONFDIR}/lircrc, if defined, or else ${HOME}/.mythtv/lircrc. MythTV only looks in those two locations. Check MythTV's runtime environment to figure out where those are. wagnerrp 03:05, 22 November 2013 (UTC)