pouldam Wrote:1. Can I just connect a USB keyboard and mouse and use these with Ubuntu (I believe not everything step can be done via SSH)?
2. And, is it possible to use the Apple remote running Ubuntu? Does it take a lot of work?
1. Yes you'll probably need a hub since you'll be using a USB stick as a bootloader. But any standard HID keyboard/mouse should work fine. I used my handy hacker keyboard .
2. It's possible, http://code.google.com/p/atv-bootloader/...teIRDriver, (you shouldn't need to mess with the HIDDEV part of that), but holding the button doesn't throw an event, so you're limited to 6 instead of the 12 you get in OSX/ATV OS. Which was enough to make me drop $40 on a proper MCE remote.