Missing Protocols ir-keytable Ubuntu 20.04

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Tue Jun 9 06:10:14 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jun 02, 2020 at 05:08:10PM +0100, Sean Young wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, May 06, 2020 at 02:35:32PM +0200, Ralf Schmidt wrote:
> > On more thing: because off the removed -d parameter, Remotes like the
> > Technisat TTS35AI are no longer supported, such Type of Remotes are not
> > recognized in /sys/class/rc/.
> So I'm now the proud owner of this device.
> This device is a usb dongle which is an IR receiver, but self-describes
> as a usb hid keyboard device. It comes with a remote.
> As far as I can figure out, there is no way to reprogram it.
> So users have been re-mapping scancodes to different keycodes using:
> ir-keytable -d /dev/input/eventN -c -k 0x12:KEY_F1 
> However, ir-keytable was designed load keymaps for rc devices, not hid
> devices. This functionality was intentionally removed, as it was buggy
> in many ways. ir-keytable does not exist for remapping usb hid keyboards.
> This has left some users like Ralf in a situation where they can no longer
> change the key mappings for their remote.
> ir-keytable is probably not the right way to do this; it has no rules to
> do this from udev, for example. What tooling is there for doing this
> and what is the recommended way to do this?

remapping the keys through the udev builtins maybe?
see /usr/lib/udev/hwdb.d/60-keyboard.hwdb


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