A better remote for pctv452e/s2-3600, dib0700/nova-td (dvb-s2/t)

Juergen Lock nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de
Sun Aug 28 18:51:29 UTC 2011

Sorry for following up to myself but...

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 07:02:49PM +0200, Juergen Lock wrote:
> Hi!
>  I just tried this so I wanted to share...  Both my dvb-s2 (TechnoTrend
> S2-3600 and most likely also the original PCTV 452e) and my new
> dual dvb-t tuner Hauppauge Nova-TD (see
> 	http://wiki.freebsd.org/WebcamCompat
> ) work with an universal remote configured as an rc5 remote Hauppauge
> PVR-350 (I used a Logitech Harmony but other universal remotes
> should also work as long as they can use the PVR-350 config), if I
> set the /usr/local/etc/rc_keymaps/haupp keymap using ir-keymap(1)
> installed by the multimedia/v4l-utils port:
> 	ir-keymap -d /dev/input/event0 -w /usr/local/etc/rc_keymaps/haupp
 Actually it's ir-keytable not ir-keymap, sorry.

> (you can ignore the error about setting protocol which doesn't work
> since webcamd doesn't emulate Linux' /sys nodes), and then configure
> lirc for devinput as described in the lirc port's pkg-message, quote:
> webcamd now supports /dev/input/eventX (X there can be for
> example 0, 8, 16 etc) and uses it exclusively for almost all tuners,
> only mceusb IR-only devices now support both interfaces.  So if you
> don't get a /dev/lircX device node anymore and want to make lirc
> use a remote with such a tuner you now need the lirc devinput driver,
> if you start lircd via the rc.d script set lircd_flags and lircd_device
> in rc.conf(5), like:
>         lircd_flags="-H devinput"
>         lircd_device="/dev/input/event0"
> The example lircd.conf includes the devinput config file too so if
> all goes well irw(1) should still work with such tuners and show
> buttons pressed [...]
>  (and yes, irw(1) works with the PVR350 config.)
>  Btw I used this particular remote since a) it's rc5 (which both
> these tuners' shipped remotes use) and b) it was one with one of
> the most buttons out of the available rc5 keymaps in
> /usr/local/etc/rc_keymaps so I can assign extra buttons to custom
> functions using lirc too (which I still need to do, I want to define
> at least buttons to start either of vdr-sxfe or xbmc...)
>  Enjoy, :)
> 	Juergen

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