CEC-HDMI with LG Remote
#1
Hey.
Raspberry Pi connected via HDMI to LG TV.
I'm trying to control it with the LG Remote (with CEC-HDMI):
Arrows are working! (down,up,right,left)
Pause\play\stop - working as well.

and thats it.
it is impossible to control without "BACK" button.
I pressed all the buttons on the TV Remote and none of them seems to work as BACK..

So, I googled the problem, and see that custom Remote.xml combined with LIRCMAP.xml files will solve the problem.
But:
in Lircmap you need to specify the REMOTE NAME, and keys IDS, whice the common way to know them is SSH To the openelec, and write: IRW
then press buttons on the remote, and it will show the output information.
Unfortanatlly, the IRW command does not recocnize CEC-Remotes. and the output stays blank.

Any Ideas how to know my Remote ID\Name and keys IDs for putting them in LIRCMAP.XML ?
Or - Any other idea how to make the BACK button work?
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#2
Try This
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#3
When I use the tail command "tail -f ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log |grep OnKey:"
And Pressed ALL the remotes key, I got only the keys that I mention earlier, like up\down\select.. no "Back\return\exit\context menu" or something else..
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#4
Ok So I Found 2 more button that working.
In the remote they look like right\left arrows (FF\RR) >> and <<
so I Found that the << is work as BACK! Aswome! Solved my Problem!
Now I'm searching for a way to make the ">>" button to open the ContaxMenu, its seems that now is function as "SkipNext" because when I Press It XBMC Says "No playlist Items" or something similar.

So I Debug Log and Press The >> key again and again, and this is the lines:
Code:
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - key pressed: forward (4b)
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: PushCecKeypress - received key df duration 0
23:11:40 T:3047206912   DEBUG: OnKey: sleep (df) pressed, action is SkipNext
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - >> 01:8b:4b
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - >> TV (0) -> Recorder 1 (1): vendor remote button up (8B)
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - key released: forward (4b)
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: PushCecKeypress - received key df duration 65
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - >> 01:44:4b
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - >> TV (0) -> Recorder 1 (1): user control pressed (44)
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - key pressed: forward (4b)
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: PushCecKeypress - received key df duration 0
23:11:40 T:3047206912   DEBUG: OnKey: sleep (df) pressed, action is SkipNext
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - >> 01:8b:4b
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - >> TV (0) -> Recorder 1 (1): vendor remote button up (8B)
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - key released: forward (4b)
23:11:40 T:2966107232   DEBUG: PushCecKeypress - received key df duration 69
23:11:41 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - >> 01:44:4b
23:11:41 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - >> TV (0) -> Recorder 1 (1): user control pressed (44)
23:11:41 T:2966107232   DEBUG: CecLogMessage - key pressed: forward (4b)
23:11:41 T:2966107232   DEBUG: PushCecKeypress - received key df duration 0
23:11:41 T:3047206912   DEBUG: OnKey: sleep (df) pressed, action is SkipNext

as you can see, Action is SkipNext.
now what to put in Remote.xml for change this button to open ContextMenu?
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#5
hi, have you solved this

edit:
i have solved my issues
i had a keyboard.xml files as i copied it across from my other htpc
and the remote just worked with CEC
i tried adding commands with <remote>
i eventually replaced back with my original one again and renamed it to remote.xml.the keyboard still works and then the remote didnt but i noticed i got pulse 8 cec thing popup on screen where as before i didnt get anything
so now i tried editing it and everything works how i want

what you would want to do is
Code:
<remote>
      <skipplus>contextmenu</skipplus>
</remote>
as for where i would guess under the global menu
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#6
for cec remote you only need to edit remote.xml, nothing else and it should work
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#7
Speaking of cec and lg i have 32ld450 and i never be able to set it up i enable simplink but pi is not detected
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#8
you can even try this:

remote.xml
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#9
(2013-08-04, 15:41)tomer953 Wrote: Hey.
Raspberry Pi connected via HDMI to LG TV.
I'm trying to control it with the LG Remote (with CEC-HDMI):
Arrows are working! (down,up,right,left)
Pause\play\stop - working as well.

and thats it.
it is impossible to control without "BACK" button.
I pressed all the buttons on the TV Remote and none of them seems to work as BACK..

Must be dependent on the model. I've set up a Pi with a LG TV the other day, and I had no issues with using the LG remote. Didn't explicitly look for the context menu, but the Back button actually was where I expected it to be.
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(2013-09-06, 23:48)DocG Wrote:
(2013-08-04, 15:41)tomer953 Wrote: Hey.
Raspberry Pi connected via HDMI to LG TV.
I'm trying to control it with the LG Remote (with CEC-HDMI):
Arrows are working! (down,up,right,left)
Pause\play\stop - working as well.

and thats it.
it is impossible to control without "BACK" button.
I pressed all the buttons on the TV Remote and none of them seems to work as BACK..

Must be dependent on the model. I've set up a Pi with a LG TV the other day, and I had no issues with using the LG remote. Didn't explicitly look for the context menu, but the Back button actually was where I expected it to be.

So is mine, no contextmenu working though.
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#11
(2013-09-07, 12:55)MatteN Wrote: So is mine, no contextmenu working though.

Some manufacturers don't forward all the buttons through CEC.
You'll need to find an unused button that is forwarded (I use a coloured button) and map that to contextmenu.
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#12
you can also use stop+play+pause in a tricky combo for this :


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edit: stop+play
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#13
Hi

I have an LG 32LV550T. I'm not using an AV Receiver for audio. I have the pluse 8 CEC adaptor enabled in xbmc and LG simplink switched on.

I found that the
Rewind button (<<) maps to 'Info' ('I' on keyboard)
FastForward button (>>) maps to 'ContextMenu' ('C' on keyboard)
Exit button maps to 'Back' ('Esc' on keyboard)

in xbmc already, so no remote.xml file needed.
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#14
I have a LG 37LH3010. To go back in the menu I have to press the green Stop button and directly after this the OK button. I did not change anything in the system. So this is the standard for my CEC and it is ok for me.
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#15
Hi
I have a smart LG and I can't find the context menu. How could I map these button?

Thanks
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