I have two DVB cards (TT1500 and Hauppauge Nova S-Plus).
Both contain an infrared receiver and a remote.
The TT1500 infrared receiver never worked. A device /dev/input/eventx is generated, but a "tail -f" did not output anything. So I plugged in the Hauppauge card (which does not work for DVB), and it worked for some weeks. tail -f /dev/input/event5 worked, and I could control the orbiter.
Until I finally chose to do a full install from of the LinuxMCE DVD distribution from scratch, because I didn´t get the DVB drivers to work with my old installation.
Now the infrared receiver on the Nova card also does not work any more. There is simply no output... (But I can watch record TV shows using MythTV and the PC keyboard, but not listen to it, because my sound card has now the wrong device number in ALSA...)
What should I do to find out what went wrong?
P.S: I really want to give it a chance and understand everything, but if I had known before that I have to spend several month without success, I would have bought a simple harddisc video recorder and kept my old windows system for my audio library... Now it is disassembled and I have my pride in making linux work for the job....