XBMC gets dedicated remote - Motorola Nyxboard - Printable Version
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- jhsrennie - 2011-11-20 16:46
If any of you Nyxboard users use the nightly builds, could you try the build XBMCSetup-20111119-f8d48da-master.exe or later. I've rewritten a bit of the code that handles input from the Nyxboard to work round an obscure bug. It works on my PCs, but it would be nice to get this well tested before the v11.0 beta starts.
There's nothing novel to test; it's more a matter of checking I haven't broken anything!
- SkItZo - 2011-11-21 15:17
Anything in particular we should be watching/looking for?
- jhsrennie - 2011-11-21 19:10
SkItZo Wrote:Will do
Mainly that it all works.
The way you create Nyxboard specific key mappings has changed. The keyboard.nyboard.xml file has gone, and if you look in the install directory\system\keymaps you'll now see there's a nyxboard sub-directory with a small keyboard.xml in it. XBMC now reads the standard mappings then merges in anything it finds in the keymaps/nyxboard subdirectory. This means there is a lot less duplication of mappings.
If you want to add custom Nyxboard mappings to your userdata folder create the subdirectory userdata\keymaps\nyxboard and put your extra mappings in there.
You longer need to need to add name="Motorola Nyxboard Hybrid" to the <keyboard> tag in your key mapping files. If you have key mapping files with the name=".." attribute they will still work because the "name" attribute is just ignored.
All this will be documented when (or before) Eden is released.
- mat____ - 2011-11-21 23:35
build f8d48da working just fine for me with my existing key mapping file.
The STOP button still does bugger all though (OSX)
Also, I've just put a fresh set of batteries in because it was starting to miss key presses quite a lot, it benefited from the fresh batteries, which is good news. The appalling news is that it seemingly killed the other fresh set in about two weeks, which is majorly excessive.
Looks like there's a gap in the market for another custom remote that includes an inductive charging pad
- jhsrennie - 2011-11-22 10:56
mat____ Wrote:The STOP button still does bugger all though (OSX)
The stop button sends the same keypress as the stop key on a multimedia keyboard. I didn't realise this does nothing on OSX. Do you (or any other OSX users reading this) have a multimedia keyboard? If so, does the stop button work on the keyboard?
- mat____ - 2011-11-22 12:51
jhsrennie Wrote:The stop button sends the same keypress as the stop key on a multimedia keyboard. I didn't realise this does nothing on OSX. Do you (or any other OSX users reading this) have a multimedia keyboard? If so, does the stop button work on the keyboard?I've just tried a Logitech G11 keyboard with my macbook and xbmc detects the keyboard and logs the play/next-track buttons, but does nothing for stop. Looks like OSX has no native function for that?
nyxboard power button - lieven - 2011-11-24 02:03
do you actually get this output when running acpi_listen?
Did you configure anything else?
acpi_listen stays quiet on my system when pressing the power button....
BTW, I managed to get the resume working using the power button. I used http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Enable_Wake-On-Device_for_Ubuntu as a base and http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Ubuntu_Suspend_/_Wake as reference.
- outleradam - 2011-11-24 02:25
Oh shit! I just received my replacement from Pulse Eight and it works! I can use it on my couch. Everything works great, but it did get stuck in keyboard mode once when I flipped it over.
The remote now works from 10 ft away, but it gets weak and flakey at that distance, sometimes cutting out and sometimes displaying repeated characters.
Now, it does not work as well as my old 2.4Ghz remote, but that was also not a bluetooth remote. However, this DOES seem to be working from about the same distance as my bluetooth headset.
Bluetooth is used for "Personal Area Networks" not across a room. Can anyone confirm that 10ft is supposed to be choppy operation, or should I continue troubleshooting for range issues?
- vinistois - 2011-11-24 08:41
A friend of mine had range issues with his bluetooth keyboards, so he bought a bluetooth adapter that is the size of a small router, with real antennas on it. Cost him $50 or so, but solved all his problems. He says it works from anywhere on his property, which is a couple of acres.
Maybe look into something like that? If you are using one of the 'mini' or 'micro' bluetooth adapters, just switching to a real full-size one will benefit you. Most are rated at 10M, but many are available rated at 100M.
- pike - 2011-11-24 11:02
only one problem, nyxboard is not bluetooth, it's RF