[vdr] Attaching additional 'keyboards' to vdr...remote plugin?

Kartsa kari at kniivila.com
Wed Apr 20 19:27:40 CEST 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Oliver Endriss" <o.endriss at gmx.de>
> Laz wrote:
>>
>>
>> I can see at least two options:
>>
>> 1. Delete my remote.conf and program the 'keyboard' remote using the 
>> front
>> panel (I won't be able to use the proper keyboard to control vdr but I'm 
>> sure
>> I can cope with that!).
>>
>> 2. Use the remote plugin with the input device. If I do this, I will 
>> still be
>> getting random commands sent to vdr through the keyboard driver, unless I 
>> can
>> remove the usb keyboard driver and get the remote plugin to talk to the
>> remote plugin using a raw device, or something.
>
> Option 2 should work if
> - you are using kernel 2.6.x and
> - specify the event device of the usb keyboard with the -i option.
>
> The remote plugin will grab the event device for exclusive access and
> the keyboard driver will be disconnected.
>

How about using svdrp? You should then of course write a program that 
handles the keyboard events coming from the keypad and sending proper 
signals through svdrp. But this is just a thought and might even be much 
more difficult to carry out than using the remote.conf :)

- Kartsa 



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