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Messyhair42
June 12th, 2009, 02:32 AM
Because I've got a large monitor and decent sound system i sit back from the computer. i was wondering if it's possible to integrate a remote control to control playback/volume...i've seen them for HP computers but have no knowledge of such a device for anything else. do they exist and are they easy to install?

lovinglinux
June 12th, 2009, 04:20 AM
I use a remote and is freaking great. I can even control the compiz cube to check my downloads while playing videos on fullscreen ;)

Remote setup experience varies. I had a hard time trying to make it work, but now is a piece of cake. Since you don't have a remote yet, I would recommend searching for one that it is easy to configure. Unfortunately, I can't help you with that.

There are several tutorials in the forums. You might want to check the lirc manuals (http://www.lirc.org/html/configure.html) to help configure it.

Messyhair42
June 13th, 2009, 11:28 PM
so what's a good small-ish remote with volume and playback controlls? I almost always use VLC for my media, and songbird for my music.