Apple Remote A1156 + Intel NUC + Kodibuntu 14 (Helix) + ir-keytables

Since I’ve spent a lot of time studying how the hell could I reuse my dumped white Apple Remote again, I had to write a tutorial for NO ONE ever waste that amount of time again.

Since I tried several approaches, I advice you to don’t touch any LIRC stuff, or inputlirc. Stay with ir-keytables! It’s very simple!

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Jan 2015
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Kodibuntu Helix 14 running on my new HTPC

So I had to get another HTPC since I spend my life moving between two houses, during the week and weekend.

On one of that houses I have a SamsungUE40D5700 SmartTV (2011 version, very slow one!) and my ASUS barebone S1AT5NM10E (working flawlessly since 2011) running Ubuntu Server. I have Plex Media Server installed, serving video to my SmartTV and to my iPhone. I have another TV on the same house, not Smart, so I had to buy a Chromecast and I use Plex iOS app to cast to that TV.

Since I use Plex Media Server, I never felt the urge to install any graphical OS on my barebone, neither KODI (previously known as XBMC) not even OpenELEC. But since on my other house I don’t have a SmartTV, I had to opt in on Kodibuntu. So…

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