> Hi Martin , thanks for the reply.
> Yes I've applied the kitlaan patches - using a ppa for mythbuntu. These
> remotes are heavily used by the family and last a few weeks.
> Also when they get low on batteries they tend to go a bit crazy ;key keeps
> repeating, even though the batteries in the remote are removed.
> I've also tried the bluetooth ng on google code. (
> https://code.google.com/p/bdremote-ng/) This has similar problems.
> I've got 3xfrontends and 3x PS3 remotes with 3 different bluetooth
I use mine without any problems and they last months...that long I can
never remember when the batteries were last put in. That said I do use
pretty high capacity NiMH batteries so prob have more life than alkaline
My wiki page is here regarding how I have set mine up http://www.harley-jones.co.uk/?p=41
This might be slightly outdated now as I did this some time ago but it wont
be far wrong. I think the main change is uinput now part of the kernel(?)
I use a 5 minute timeout on mine and just accept that you have to be a bit
patient allowing it to come out of sleep mode to the order of a few seconds
(and sometimes press the key again). We soon got used to that.
I think your craziness of repeated key presses are brought on by low
batteries but not the root problem. I use boith xbmc and mythtv on the same
box and switch between the two using irexec applied to the eject key. I
have had the craziness you describe but only in mythtv and never in xbmc
and this occurs when when the remote is coming out of hibernation if I
press the same key twice in fairly quick succession (if the remote is awake
then it is never a problem).
I think you are seeing this when the batteries get low because it has
hibernated/lost connection. This ONLY ever happens in mythtv and never in
xbmc but I dont really know why this should be any different between the
two. I find when it happens my only course of action is to get the keyboard
and press esc