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SOLVED! Nearly a year later and countless hours of trying, I've finally got the remote to work the way i wanted... The remote worked almost fine, I just couldn't get it to press Info and ContextMenu. I'll explain it here so hopefully it will help others. I'm running XBMC Live 10.1 on an Acer Revo. My biggest desire of getting these two buttons to work was strongly motivated by my hatred of having to use my god awful, dare i even utter it's name, my Android phone. By the way i am using that Chinavasion PC Remote cheap one from that there is a picture of on this thread.

Anyway, anyone with this problem try this:

Create a file called Keyboard.xml and put it in /home/*whatever your homefolder is called, prob just xbmc*/.xbmc/userdata/keymaps/ and in that file write this:


<o mod="ctrl">Info</o>
<e mod="win">ContextMenu</e>
<d mod="win">XBMC.ShutDown()</d>


And restart xbmc. What this should have done is made the MyPC button bring up the contextual menu (as it actually sends the command windows key+e), the 7 key with the folder on it bring up the Info (it sends Ctrl and O), and the Desktop button in the bottom right restarts XBMC. Also I do have 'Remote sends keyboard presses' ticked under Settings > System > Input devices.

Hopefully this is some use to another human scraping through google getting stressed over lircd and all that poop
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