[vdr] Remote plugin with Hauppauge Nova-T usb2
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"
H: Handlers=kbd event1
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:  device /dev/input/event1: IR-receiver
inside an USB DVB receiver
Oct 25 01:45:00 vdr-tng vdr:  remote: using '/dev/input/event1'
Oct 25 01:45:00 vdr-tng vdr:  remote control softdevice-dfb - keys
Oct 25 01:45:00 vdr-tng vdr:  remote control remote-event1 - learning
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?!
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