shanonmulleyster at gmail
Feb 26, 2006, 1:07 AM
Post #3 of 4
The pageup/pagedown is a good idea, exept with my particular keyboard,
to get a pageup/pagedown, I need to hold down the shift and hit the up
or down button. This makes it pretty much impossible to program into
my remote (it will stop recording after I hit shift).
I was also hoping to get mythgame going (not that I really want to
play 10+ year old games - but I *can* do it, so I will have to do
it), and i doubt they will play well without Repeat Keys on.
Might see how that MCE remote is going in linux/myth these days...
On 2/26/06, Yeechang Lee <ylee [at] pobox> wrote:
> Shanon Mulley <shanonmulleyster [at] gmail> says:
> > For the remote for my mythtv system, I decided on buying an IR
> > keyboard, then training a programmable remote control from the IR
> > keyboard.
> I have an ACK-581 IR keyboard and have done the same thing with a
> programmable remote.
> > Now this works fine,
> Better than fine, I've argued; no dealing with LIRC at
> all. Transparency between the keyboard and remote setups is definitely
> a virtue.
> But . . .
> > except for one minor point. Sometimes it gets "stuck". If I'm
> > scrolling up through a list of things in mythtv, and then stop
> > scrolling (with the remote), mythtv sometimes keeps scrolling
> > through the list, until I do something else with the remote.
> This is because keyboards send out two codes; one when the key is
> depressed, and the other when the key is released. In our setups, keys
> "stick" when the computer has seen the first code but not the second
> for some reason.
> > It is kind of annoying having to to press "up up up up up up" when I
> > want to scroll through something, rather then just leaving my thumb on
> > "up".
> I'm surprised you ever got that working in the first place. On my
> setup keys from the keyboard do indeed repeat as per the default, but
> my remote doesn't work that way; it sends the codes for the programmed
> key once and that's it. So I, too, have to "up up up" when I want to
> go way up.
> > Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you deal with it?
> Fortunately, in most contexts, Page Up and Page Down (which I've
> programmed the Channel Up and Down buttons as) serves as a nice
> substitute. About the only time I have to go "up up up" is the volume,
> and that's not a big deal.
> Yeechang Lee <ylee [at] pobox> | +1 650 776 7763 | San Francisco CA US
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