Eric Jorgensen wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 22:41:23 -0600
> Roger Heflin <rahmrh@...> wrote:
>> I am looking for suggestions.
>> I have a Microsoft MCE wireless keyboard, I have looked at its
>> output with asound and can see reasonable responses when keys
>> are pressed.
>> I have tried irrecord and it does not seem to generate reliable
>> stuff for this keyboard, for the most part it won't find any of
>> the a-z 0-9 keys but will find the remote keys.
> Keyboards are a whole other ball of wax vs. remotes.
> The remote just sends it's key and maybe a repeat code.
> A keyboard sends a key down, possibly a repeat, and a key up. This is
> critical to it's normal function.
> Not to say that it can't be done, but the key down / key up thing is
> what's giving you fits. You can potentially manually create a config
> file that understands just the key-down and repeat.
I guess getting 3 separate signals for a given key would probably give
irrecord fits if it is expecting only a single code.
> The JP1 remote control hackers have keyboard signal data for various
> ir keyboard protocols. Generally with a key-down followed immediately by
> a key-up. But they're working from the transmit side, not the receive
> I would be very surprised if there isn't a receiver for the keyboard
> that's just a USB HID device.
> I have a cordless keyboard bearing an MCE logo, but it's just a
> Shuttle OEM version of a BTC cordless usb keyboard.
It may be, everyone I have seen posts on about this keyboard acts like
it won't work without something extra, the one I have did not come
with the USB HID device, if that device were to decode it as a normal
keyboard/mouse I would think that then there would be no issues, but
others seemed to act like it did not work correctly, and MS indicates
the MCE needs some special driver to make it work, so I don't know
if it works as a normal keyboard, of if it something weird.