I have purchased a brandless RF remote that brandishes an MCE logo, and I want to use that on my Media PC running XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
The important buttons work out of the box with no configuration: arrows, OK, back and media control (play/pause,etc.), but the remote has many buttons that I want to use to power some more obscure features - from "go to main screen" through context menu to "open subtitles synchronization dialog". Unfortunately, when I start XBMC in debug mode (as described here), I can't get any of these buttons to register. These are buttons like "channel up/down", "My TV", "DVD Menu", etc.
I also tried to fiddle with LIRC, but as I have no idea what I'm doing, that obviously failed. Update: Please note that I rather not use LIRC and the remote currently works without LIRC.
The remote has the label "RM-518" and dmesg identifies the USB RF receiver plug like this:
input: HOLTEK Wireless 2.4GHz Trackball Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.0/input/input4 generic-usb 0003:1241:0504.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [HOLTEK Wireless 2.4GHz Trackball Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input0 input: HOLTEK Wireless 2.4GHz Trackball Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.1/input/input5 generic-usb 0003:1241:0504.0002: input,hiddev96,hidraw1: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [HOLTEK Wireless 2.4GHz Trackball Keyboard] on usb-0000:00:0b.0-2/input1
Any ideas on how to go about mapping the missing buttons will be highly appreciated