I have just reworked Kristian Slavov’s remote control patch for Manu Abraham’s latest Mantis driver tree. The original patch was posted in April 2007 on linux-dvb mailing list. The reworked version contains only the remote controller functionality and it applies cleanly to the latest version (cd1fc4c7f1d8) of the driver tree. The patch is available at http://pauli.borodulin.fi/misc/mantis-rc-cd1fc4c7f1d8.patch.
Here’s some tips to get it working:
- Get a snapshot of Manu’s tree from http://www.jusst.de/hg/mantis/
- Extract the tree and apply the patch:
tar jfx mantis-cd1fc4c7f1d8.tar.bz2
patch -p1 < mantis-rc-cd1fc4c7f1d8.patch
- Compile and install
The remote control will be visible through /dev/input. You can check the correct device by running dmesg. You should be able to spot a like similar to this: “input: Mantis VP-2033 IR Receiver as /class/input/input3″. To use the remote control with VDR you will need something like vdr-remote.