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

Nicolas Huillard nhuillard at e-dition.fr
Wed Apr 20 00:13:05 CEST 2005

Laz a écrit :
> I have bought a USB numeric keypad (meant for laptops) that I found cheap in a 
> sale and I have rewired the buttons on the front panel of the video into a 
> matrix and connected them in place of the numeric keypad (it is basically 
> just a small usb module with a keypad membrane plugged into it). All seems to 
> work: I get a new usb input device when I attach it and if I cat the relevant 
> input device, I can see the keypresses. So far so good.

Great. I didn't think about those USB keyboards. I used a PS/2 keyboard 
controler connected to the internal PS/2 connector (leaving the real 
PS/2 port unusable).

> 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!).

I would go for that one. Maybe you also have the possibility to modify 
the mapping from scan codes (returned by the USB device) to key codes, 
thus decoupling the PS/2 keyboard keycodes and the USB keypad codes... 
This is possible with the PS/2 keyboard driver.


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