Temporary remote control HDMI-CEC hack for OpenElec on Raspberry Pi
C C++
Latest commit fe7a289 Aug 11, 2012 @olajep README: fix typos



This project is was a quick hack to make HDMI-CEC work with OpenElec/Raspbmc/XBMC on Raspberry Pi.

Project status as of 2012-08-11

libcec (http://libcec.pulse-eight.com/) as of 1.8.0 have added support for the RPi. This, in combination with OpenElec replacing rpi-cecd with libcec on the RPi platform, makes this project deprecated.

I might fix issues with the current code, but I won't merge new features.

It was a fun toy project while it lasted, but good riddance.

LG Menu Buttons Workaround

For LG models lacking the back/menu buttons use the following key combos:

  • Back = Stop + Select(OK)
  • Menu = Stop + Pause


  • Build OpenElec to get the toolchain and sysroot
  • Point $SYSROOT to the target's filesystem root
export SYSROOT=/path/to/OpenELEC.tv/build.OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel/toolchain/armv6zk-openelec-linux-gnueabi/sysroot
  • Point $CXX to the cross compiler
export CXX=/path/to/OpenELEC.tv/build.OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel/toolchain/bin/armv6zk-openelec-linux-gnueabi-g++
  • make

How to make it work on OpenElec:

NOTE: rpi-cecd is included in the OpenElec RPi nightly builds as of ~2012-06-08


It seems that the binary also work on raspbmc, although I have not tested it. Get the latest from: https://github.com/olajep/rpi-cecd/raw/binary/rpi-cecd