Thanks to this cool documentation, I have been able to recycle my old remote to use with my Arctic-MC001 htpc. Maybe it could be useful to somebody so I give some explainations.
In fact, I was really wrong in my previous posts because I was thinking that my IR receiver has to be managed by lirc. But Openelec (contrary to xbmcbuntu) uses eventlirc. In the diagram of the documentation, you can see that some devices can send event directly to enventlirc, without going through lirc....
OK so I ran eventlircd in terminal and then irw, if I press a normal button on the Harmony like guide or info then irw detects this OK. If I press one of my custom buttons on the Harmony, like Fireplace On (Ctrl+At+1) then irw does not see this as a button press. So its not recognising the keyboard command Ctrl+Alt+1 which I taught to the Harmony.
would this method only work if using eventlircd ? I was having issues with double IR commands / presses being sent and as a result I had to disable eventlircd and instead I am just using the in-kernel ir-keytable stuff. I have created a imon-mce keymap file and edited the XBMC keyboard.xml file in places.
No it wasnt.
There is no any reason to set up SSD to htpc for me. I use old 2.5 HDD 250gb for OS and torrent download folder and 3TB usb external drive for archive.
But if u have any u are free to follow 2 ways: MINI PCIE slot for MSATA SSD drive and SATA2 for 2.5' SSD drive
Thanks, I plan to install openelec on small (16GB) SSD, guess it will be faster than USB stick.
By the way, did anybody try HDMI CEC adapter? I'd like to reuse my TV remote and this seems to be the only way (apart from...
What's confusing me the most is the SSH. Is there a way I can manually access the files through Windows Explorer?
Yes you can
from with in your explorer type in //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
(xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx beeing the IP address of your openelec machine
there you will find your Lircmap.xml
there you will find your remote.xml
( at leat when you have done
wget -O .xbmc/userdata/keymaps/remote.xml cloud.github.com/downloads/jenkins101/xbmc/userdata_remote.xml...
I know that. I have been reading and experimenting with everything I've done so far. I hit a dead end, however, this time. It's okay to get help from people once in a while. You help me and I help you. I'm not free-riding here. Plus, it is harder for me because I'm using Intel NUC, which is a lot less popular than the Raspberry Pi.