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USB keyboard support

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by Mike0001, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Mike0001

    Mike0001 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if the firmware supports USB keyboards? In particular, I wanted to buy a Microsoft ARC usb wireless keyboard for a WD Live and wondered whether it would work on a Foxsat HDR and a T2.
  2. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I have just tried a USB keyboard with my HDR-FOX T2 and it does not seem to work.
  3. ChrisDaniels

    ChrisDaniels Well-Known Member

    Spayz seems to have got one working according to his notes in this thread..
  4. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I have also tried a wireless USB keyboard and this doesn't seem to work either, so perhaps support is limited to certain types.
  5. Black Hole

    Black Hole May contain traces of nut

    That will be a pain if we can't use wireless!
  6. xyz321

    xyz321 Well-Known Member

    I think it should work, it is just whether there is any application reading it. How are you testing it?

    I do have a small test program which will display the keyboard (or mouse) events if anyone is interested.
  7. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    All I have done to test it, is to try and use the keyboard to enter text for a keyword search, and creating a new folder, but would be happy to try your test program.
  8. Ian Jukes

    Ian Jukes Member

  9. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    I have tried again with a wired USB keyboard within your portal-xtra1, and it does indeed show keycodes.
    Pressing F3 exits your portal and returns to the custom portal where the left and right arrow keys and Enter will allow you to select an option, however the Humax portal seems to have stopped working but this is probably not related, and generates a server not found message in the top left hand corner of the screen.
    Pressing F12 whether in a portal or not, causes the box to crash and reboot.

    So the keyboard seems to do nothing useful at the moment, perhaps things may change.

    Edit: The problem with the Humax portal not working has been fixed by me turning on the HomePlug connected to my router in a different room. This should have been turned on by myself earlier using a remote controlled socket, which seems to work better when the remote control is pointing directly at it.:rolleyes: