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I'm developing a RPi application that uses an external IR remote with LIRC. For some reason when I press certain keys on the remote, like the number keys, characters get entered into my current command shell - whatever shell is active at the time.

Why is this happening and is there a way to disable it? It really threw me when I saw all these extra characters in the shell.

I've got an empty .lircrc file, so there should be no conflict there.

EDIT: I'm using Raspberry PI Raspian with a DELL USB keyboard hanging off it. The remote is RC6-based remote that I pulled away from a Hauppage TV Tuner card. The receiver device is an external IR component (TSO38238) that is tied directly to the GPIO pins.

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    What OS are you using? What type of keyboard are you using? What type of remote are you using (is it an MCE remote)? – Steve Robillard Dec 29 '15 at 2:54
  • What device is it? If it is emulating a keyboard at all then that is what is happening! Does the receiver device (I'm assuming a USB dongle-type device) appear as a HID device - if it is a USB device what does lsusb tell you (and eventually us when you edit your question to inform us) about the device! – SlySven Dec 29 '15 at 4:20
  • Added more details. – cardinalPilot Dec 30 '15 at 23:19
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In the file, /etc/lirc/hardware.conf, remove the --uinput flag from LIRCD_ARGS.

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systemctl stop lircd-uinput.service
systemctl disable lircd-uinput.service
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    Can you edit your answer and provide an explanation as to what your commands do? – Greenonline May 5 at 22:39

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