ok, so i finally got a aol-tv. got dos working just fine. tried to install win 98, but it installed, but then on the first reboot, gave me a blinking cursor, and nothing else.... anyone have any idea how to fix this?
ok, onto the real message, was thinking the best way to handle the keyboard issue would be to install a winLIRC (or LIRC for linux) program or derivitave on the AOL-TV. this converts serial port data to key strokes, and whatnot. http://www.lirc.org
i got the remote working on my desktop in windows with a packardbell IR reciever (eww.) but the keyboard would never send the same code consistantly, it seemed random. i used girder http://www.girder.nl as it is kind of easy to use (acutally, its hugely annoying)
I do not know what the system requirements are for these programs, like i said, windows 98 failed me.
Best route would be to make up the config file for the keyboard on a regualar pc, then just worry about the receiver config file on the AOL-TV. I will keep trying to make progress with it, but any help or ideas or anything from you guys who have worked on this beast for monthes, would be most appriciated.