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I Have this remoteremote and it works with XBMC in Windows 7 64bit.

I would like to know if it is possible to also get this to work with my Ubuntu 11.10 64bit system.

I am not sure what I need to get it to work correctly because all the hardware is there for it on my laptop. I have a usb bluetooth dongle I would like to use if possible but if I need to but a Ir receiver or something like that I can try that too.

The reason why I am wanting to do it this way is so I can take advantage of using the remote on both systems.

If I can't get it to work with my bluetooth dongle then can you suggest somewhere local I can pick up the receiver? I have the following local stores : Radio Shack, Best Buy, Target, Walmart. I also use online stores like New Egg, Amazon, Ebay as my last option.

Thanks for any help on this.

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The RC6 remotes all use Infrared (ir), not Bluetooth.

The only reliable source (i.e. won't disappear or be out of stock all of a sudden) to buy those receivers that I know of is Ebay. Ironically, it's almost cheaper to buy a remote + receiver bundle than to buy the receiver alone.

The receiver alone (with a Lenovo branding) currently costs $14-$20, a fullsize remote + receiver bundle (with various vendor brandings) $19-$25. Kinda weird, but oh well..

Search for RC6 receiver or RC6 remote, then select only the computers & networking category. RC6 is a Philips Infrared communication standard, so they should all be compatible with each other for the most part.

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Thanks for the help. I ended up buying a remote and receiver that is working great. Thanks again for the great info you provided because it helped a lot and helped me pinpoint what and how I needed to search for what I needed. – chest069 Feb 28 '12 at 19:06
@Patrik Where can i get the battery for this remote? – tvshajeer Sep 5 '15 at 11:21

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