I control XBMC with a simple remote (this one) which is detected as generic keyboard. Is it possible to define a shortcut that starts/stops XBMC when I press a button?
I am using my Raspberry Pi mainly as a media player, but I would also like to run Transmission and other services simultaneously. Unfortunately, XBMC and Transmission don't get along very well because XBMC takes a lot of resources. So I thought that I could make a small script that stops XBMC when it is not being used and starts Transmission (I think that XBMC has an API that I can use to do that...). The problem is that I need simple way to restart XBMC and stop Transmission - ie, I don't want to use SSH every time I want to watch a movie.