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Old 08-01-2006, 06:02 AM   #1
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external play,stop,etc buttons for linux server


i want to build external play,stop,next,previous,pause buttons for my linux server..

i'm playing my music from my server and i don't want to allways go to my laptop if i want to change next song (or something). so now i'm asking that is it hard to build those buttons and how i can program those buttons for that use ?



ps. sorry for my bad english
 
Old 08-01-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
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You might try getting a usb wireless remote. I cannot remember the name of the program to run them on linux, but if you look around mythtv it is listed with its install instructions.

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try: http://www.lirc.org/

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Old 08-02-2006, 01:25 PM   #3
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ok thats not what i want.. i want to build new buttons connected from serial port (or something) to my server and control my players like xmms..
 
Old 08-02-2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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Except for the being wireless that is what I posted above is.

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Old 08-02-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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i dont want wireless version
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:12 PM   #6
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Hi,

Don't know specifically what you've got, but I've made myself a jukebox aswell.

I've got a remote control using LIRC, and what I was planning...

As I'm not using a keyboard for it (as a server, without keyboard monitor etc), I've ripped apart a keyboard, plugged that in, and you can wire a switch to the right points, and then just have a little program that detects key presses, you can have 104 or something buttons, it's just a case of figuring out which wire goes where to simulate which button. You can even have caps lock as mute and have the little light mounted on the front aswell

Apart from that, the only way I know is to use a remote and glue it onto the front :P harsh, but hey.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 03:42 PM   #7
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If you want to stay wired, why not just buy a keyboard extension cord and program the Function keys?

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