May 26, 2018
Video Disk Recorder - remote control plugin
This plugin extends the remote control capabilities of vdr. The following remote control devices are supported
a Linux input device driver ‘/dev/input/eventX’, X=0,1,2,… currently not supported on FreeBSD
b keyboard tty driver /dev/console, /dev/ttyX
c TCP connection telnet
e some? FreeBSD uhid4 devices experimental support added by this port To use, add something like this to vdr_flags ‘-Premote -h /dev/uhid0’, restart vdr, then the osd should ask you to configure the remote by pressing the buttons you want to assign.
Note If your remote is detected as a keyboard you'll have to tell ukbd4 to ignore it first by doing as root something like usbconfig add_dev_quirk_vplh 0x1241 0xe000 0 0xffff UQ_KBD_IGNORE and possibly unplug it for a moment or reset it via usbconfig, 0x1241 there is the vendor id, 0xe000 the product id of the device, you can get yours by doing usbconfig -d 1.2 dump_device_desc and looking for idVendor and idProduct, -d 1.2 there corresponds to ugen1.2 listed by usbconfig w/o args. You can check with usbconfig show_ifdrv if the device is then listed as ugen... uhid... you're good to go. 2nd note If vdr cannot open your uhid device check it is not claimed by xorg fstat |grep uhid If it is you may need an xorg.conf5 with manually defined InputDevice sections for mouse and keyboard and Option "AutoAddDevices" "False" in the ServerFlags section. And if for some reason you want to reassign the buttons on the remote you can stop vdr and do touch /usr/local/etc/vdr/channels.conf and/or remove uhid entries from /usr/local/etc/vdr/remote.conf . When you then start vdr again it should ask to configure the remote again.