I'm new to linux and i'm using it on a acer aspire revo to control XBMC. I have a remote control to aid browsing that i brought from ebuyer for 5.

In the user reviews for it someone said that part of the remote works out the box with linux but part of it needs to be configured. They left some instructions on how to configure linux but i don't understadn how to implement them.

The post they left is as follows:


I bought this remote for my Linux HTPC, which is based on an ASRock ION 330 with Ubuntu 9.10 and MythTV, with a Haupague dual DVB USB tuner.

It is great value and pretty solid.

It appears as two devices within Linux, which makes it a bit more complicated to get fully functional. The first device, which works straight off is just a keyboard, and uses the numbers, cursors and the OK button. If you only want to use these buttons, then it'll just work for you.

To use the other buttons is a bit more complicated. I'm pretty comfortable with Linux and it took me a few hours to get sorted out. That said there are a few good resources on the web, so you're not alone.

There is a device driver in the Linux kernel for this, since 2.6.29, so it is fully supported at that level. The fidly bit is getting LIRC to take inputs from both devices.

cat /proc/bus/input/devices output is...

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0766 Product=0204 Version=0100

N: Name="TopSeed Tech Corp. USB IR Combo Device "

P: Phys=usb-0000:00:04.0-5/input0

S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/usb2/2-5/2-5:1.0/input/input5

U: Uniq=

H: Handlers=kbd event5

B: EV=120013

B: KEY=10000 7 ff9f207a c14057ff febeffdf ffefffff ffffffff fffffffe

B: MSC=10

B: LED=1f

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0766 Product=0204 Version=0100

N: Name="TopSeed Tech Corp. USB IR Combo Device "

P: Phys=usb-0000:00:04.0-5/input1

S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/usb2/2-5/2-5:1.1/input/input6

U: Uniq=

H: Handlers=kbd mouse2 event6

B: EV=17

B: KEY=fc112 20d0c00 0 0 70000 0 18000 21f8 d001d804 9e0040 0 0 0

B: REL=103

B: MSC=10


What do i need to do get this to work?

As a side note as it may effect the answer, I will be booting straight into XBMC via a thumb drive at start up.

Thanks for any help.