[vdr] Remote plugin with Hauppauge Nova-T usb2

Laz laz at club-burniston.co.uk
Wed Oct 25 03:13:21 CEST 2006


Has anyone managed to get the built-in detector in a Hauppauge Nova-T usb2 
working with vdr with the remote plugin? I'm just swapping a Nova-T PCI card 
for a dual-tuner Nova-T 500. So far, it looks like the DVB part is working 
(not tested properly yet but I have 3 DVB devices) but I'm now tring to get a 
working remote again. I had been using a "new type" Hauppauge remote on the 
old PCI card through LIRC (after patching the CX88 source for the keymap). 
I'm hoping that I can just use the /dev/input/eventX from the USB Nova device 
without fighting LIRC (the remote generates keypresses which makes using 
irrecord a nightmare!).

The USB remote device appears as /dev/input/event1:
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=2040 Product=9301 Version=0000
N: Name="IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:10.3-1/ir0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input1
H: Handlers=kbd event1
B: EV=3
B: KEY=afc302 2002805 0 0 0 4 18000 180 40000801 9e1680 0 800200 ffc

And should be accessible by the vdr user:
crw-rw-r-- 1 root video 13, 65 Oct 24 22:16 event1

evtest seems to work correctly, i.e. lists the keys and all keys seem to give 
the correct named codes.

When I run vdr with the remote plugin, I get the following relevant bits:

Oct 25 01:45:00 vdr-tng vdr: [11605] device /dev/input/event1: IR-receiver 
inside an USB DVB receiver
Oct 25 01:45:00 vdr-tng vdr: [11605] remote: using '/dev/input/event1'

Oct 25 01:45:00 vdr-tng vdr: [11605] remote control softdevice-dfb - keys 
known
Oct 25 01:45:00 vdr-tng vdr: [11605] remote control remote-event1 - learning 
key

At this point, I see the OSD message about learning keys and it asks me to 
press the "Up" key. At this point, nothing happens! Pressing keys on the 
remote has no effect and it gets no further.

As far as I can see, it all looks good until it gets to the actual remote 
plugin! Am I missing something simple here, or am I wasting my time and 
should go back to trying to get LIRC working with this device?!

Cheers,

Laz



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