I sometimes think that having a physical and dedicated volumio “remote control” is a good alternative to the web UI as it is always readily available near the volumio device.
Just 1 key press compared to 1.take/find smartphone, 2.awake/unlock, 3.open browser, 4.click volumio shortcut, 5+.click stop or else.
With this in mind and being a mechanical keyboard enthusiast, I built myself a customized 20 keys USB keyboard to be used as the remote control. So I would be able just by pushing a key to execute a volumio shell command.
Not having the deeper linux skills required, I would appreciate it if I could get any advice on what to look for or change trying to modify this using possibly existing commands/configs and also make sure these would not be lost after an update.
- How to Identify this unique keyboard HID in linux so that any subsequent remap would only be targeting this keyboard
- How to Remap each of its 20 keys to a specific shell command string (ie. ‘volumio play’ or ‘volumio +’, etc) and it should only affect this specifically identified keyboard and be “ignored” by other USB keyboard(s) attached
- Would also find out if the volumio shell command would be able to start playlist and/or radio stations or if for that I would need to use a different method
- How to monitor/test the live key presses in an SSH session avoiding to attach an hdmi monitor