A coding question

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 01:46:16 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-09-04 at 20:19 -0500, Curt Tresenriter wrote:
> On 9/4/2011 4:03 PM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 04, 2011 at 01:32:39PM -0500, Curt Tresenriter wrote:
> >> I have a Saitek model A250 portable wireless USB speaker which was
> >> not made for Linux although it does connect and plays through VLC or
> >> XMMS.
> >> However the controls on the unit do not pause, skip, etc.
> >> I'd like to know if this functionality could be could be implemented
> >> under Linux and if it's a matter of writing some code or something
> >> else.
> >> I have no experience but would love to take a stab at it if I knew
> >> where to start, or am I barking up the wrong tree?
> > I think you're barking up the wrong tree. The controls you want are in
> > vlc. I have no experience with xmms.
> The unit, under Windows, is able to control all those functions using 
> VLC, wouldn't it be possible for the samebehavior under Linux?

If you knew what the acsii codes were for Windows that represents the
keypresses for those controls I would guess that they could be mapped??
Or, maybe it is treated like a 2nd mouse by Windows and the key clicks
are seen as mouse clicks? You would really need to talk to the people at
Saitek. Ric

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