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Old 02-11-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:42 PM - Thread Starter
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And all these out of asking about if this long run configuration was doable? Wow
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Sorry Jason.

You may now know why no one else in these forums responds to the "Q". Add me to that list.
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... As for IR remotes and receivers, that is where I am at a loss atm. I see alot of MCE remotes and receivers, but haven't found any definite hardware that is fully Linux compatible as of yet. Tho I see alot of write-ups saying they have it working but no specifics of model #'s.

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I have 3 different versions of the MCE IR receivers and all work equally well. I just go to ebay or amazon and then run a check on the comments or googling the model number to see if it is compatible.

I have one of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-NEW-Original-Genuine-HP-USB-MCE-IR-Wireless-Receiver-Win7-Vista-US-fast-/270929871250?pt=US_Remote_Controls_Pointers&hash=item3f14adc192

I have one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00123UGWQ/ref=wms_ohs_product
(only using the IR receiver that comes with it)

And a few of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880100851


All of the receivers were plug and play. You still have to configure the IR commands for your apps however. I use Harmony remotes emulating MCE remotes and snapstream remotes for all my setups.

Hope that helps.

All machines run (K)Ubuntu 12.04
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For fun I was going to try a mini keyboard like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823852001

Being "slightly bigger than a candy bar" puts it in the same size ballpark as a remote. That way you get a keyboard/mouse and don't have to mess around with lirc. One downside is that a real remote (I use TiVo peanut remotes) can also do volume, power etc. Even though I use lirc to also control the mouse, having a keyboard and a trackpad is easier to use in my opinion on sites like hbogo. Navigation is just easier with a real mouse. I have been using this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126264

and it's worked well - just a lot bigger than a remote.
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For fun I was going to try a mini keyboard like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823852001

Being "slightly bigger than a candy bar" puts it in the same size ballpark as a remote. That way you get a keyboard/mouse and don't have to mess around with lirc. One downside is that a real remote (I use TiVo peanut remotes) can also do volume, power etc. Even though I use lirc to also control the mouse, having a keyboard and a trackpad is easier to use in my opinion on sites like hbogo. Navigation is just easier with a real mouse. I have been using this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126264

and it's worked well - just a lot bigger than a remote.

That'll work. I have one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008JGU3YA/ref=wms_ohs_product

A couple of these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002H0BOBA/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01

and some other wireless keyboards in addition to my remotes for when typing is necessary. I still prefer my remotes though, especially because of they are learning remotes that control other equipment as well.
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