need help programing MCE remote (LIRC?)
#1
I have been reading through some LIRC documentation and I seem to be more lost now than when I started. My remote is working, but is not using several buttons:

[Image: remote.jpg]

I underlined the buttons with red that I would like to have a purpose or a new purpose. The only button that does anything right now that I underlined is the record button. have found several LIRC files on my computer so I am not sure witch one(s) I should be working with.

keyboard commands I would like to be able to perform with my remote:

<backslash> - Full Screen Toggle - of the middle buttons I would like the right button to do this.

<printscreen> = Screen Shot - of the 4 middle buttons I would like the left button to do this.

<C> - Context menu - I would like the record button to do this.

Thats the important stuff.

This one may be a new thread...
I would also like to make the power button on the remote more functional. Right now all it does is turn off xbmc when its open. I would like to get it to open xbmc too.
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#2
With regards to your last part see the following thread, i see you're running 8.04 which i think is in your favour but i could be wrong it may not work without you having to do quite a bit.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=32785

All this is on the presumption that you mean you want XBMC to open when your PC is in sleep or suspend mode.
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#3
my pc is actually never in sleep mode. I use a dual monitor set up. With might further complicate the power button issue.

My priority is getting these 3 working:

<backslash> - Full Screen Toggle - of the middle buttons I would like the right button to do this.

<printscreen> = Screen Shot - of the 4 middle buttons I would like the left button to do this.

<C> - Context menu - I would like the record button to do this.
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#4
ok I have tried to follow this guide again: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=39183

I copied both files over like it said.

I edited keymap.xml I changed this line:
<record>Record</record>
to:
<record>ContextMenu</record>

I edited Lircmap.xml, I added this line under mceusb:
<contextmenu>Record</contextmenu>

I ran sudo /etc/init.d/lirc restart in the terminal. I restarted xbmc. record does not do anything now. Can some one tell me where I went wrong?
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#5
Do not change your Lircmap.xml. Please restore it to its original state.

I do not recommend remapping the left and right buttons, as doing so will screw up your XBMC navigation. But if you insist, make the following changes to your Keymap.xml. Replace

<keymap>
<global>
<remote>
<left>Left</left>
<right>Right</right>
<record>Screenshot</record>
</remote>

with

<keymap>
<global>
<remote>
<left>Screenshot</left>
<right>FullScreen</right>
<record>ContextMenu</record>
</remote>
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#6
Thanks, I think I made myself a bit confusing. My first task is to get the context menu working with my record button.

Then if possible I would like one of the 4 middle (underlined in red) buttons to take a screen shot and another to toggle full screen.

I think I can use what you have there though. I will report back.
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#7
If you were editing your /home/user/.xbmc/usrdata/Lircmap.xml, just copy the original from /usr/share/xbmc/system/Lircmap.xml to restore it.

The change you already made to your /home/user/.xbmc/usrdata/Keymap.xml should be ok.
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#8
alright I got that one working. now I would like the button RecTV button to toggle full screen.

I played around with a few different combos and I could not get it working. right now I have changed my lircmap.xml and added the line <rectv>RecTV</rectv> under the <remote device="mceusb"> section.

I edited the my keymap.xml under the
<keymap>
<global>
<remote>
section and added <rectv>FullScreen</rectv>

I know I did something wrong.
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#9
the four middle buttons underlined in red are from left to right: recordedtv, title, livetv, and menu. To make recordedtv toggle full screen, make the following change to your Lircmap.xml

<lircmap>
<remote device="mceusb">
<recordedtv>RecTV</recordedtv>
</remote>

Also make the following change to your Keymap.xml.

<keymap>
<global>
<remote>
<recordedtv>FullScreen</recordedtv>
</remote>

Repeat for the Screenshot command.
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#10
Refer to my post in this thread: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=42243.
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#11
thanks thats just what I needed.
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