[clug] how do I disable usb IR device for Mythbox

Paul mylists at wilsononline.id.au
Mon Nov 9 04:06:11 MST 2009

 I have reached the end of my experience on how to handle this issue 
with my Fedora box and was hoping for some insight on how to solve this 
I installed a another DVB tuner (USB) which comes with an inbuilt  IR 
device, but it seems to be recieving stray inputs meant from my original 
IR reciever.
ie I think effectively its doing two things when I hit my RC eg when I 
hit OK this normal translates to [enter] but the 2nd IR device is 
sending "|" [mute] key.

So I think the solution is to somehow disable this other device without 
affecting the DVB adapter.

after some googling I see there is a there is something called HAL which 
controlled this somehow

Does anyone have any experience with HAL

lshal show me the device in question
udi = 
  info.addons.singleton = {'hald-addon-input'} (string list)
  info.callouts.add = {'fedora-setup-keyboard'} (string list)
  info.capabilities = {'input', 'input.keys', 'button'} (string list)
  info.category = 'input'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_5d8_810f_001'  
  info.product = 'IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'input'  (string)
  info.udi = 
  input.device = '/dev/input/event7'  (string)
  input.originating_device = 
'/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_5d8_810f_001'  (string)
  input.product = 'IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver'  (string)
  input.x11_driver = 'evdev'  (string)
  input.xkb.layout = 'us'  (string)
  input.xkb.model = 'pc105+inet'  (string)
  input.xkb.rules = 'base'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/input/event7'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'input'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = 

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