[Ilugc] IR Receiver that works on Linux for an XBMC HTPC

Roshan George roshan at arjie.com
Wed Jul 18 10:43:35 IST 2012

Arun, Mohan,

On Jul 17, 2012 12:44 PM, "Mohan Sundaram" <mohan.tux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I use an USB wireless keyboard/mouse combo.   I get to control XBMC
> > and also use the same as a PC to browse the net, read email etc. when
> > I am in the mood to be a couch potato :)   OK it is less glamorous
> > than an IR remote control but it meets my functional requirements.
> I was planning to use a wireless keyboard cum
> trackball device with its own dongle from Logitech that costs approx
> 2K. Advantage I saw was - no drivers needed. Was important as I had
> little control on the distro.

This sounds like great advice. I think I'll get a wireless keyboard as
well. I did order an Intex TV tuner card as well. Now that I think about
it, the wireless keyboard is far superior. You can type stuff in and
whatnot. It'll look a bit odd lying on the coffee table is all.


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