Use XdTV with a remote control:
With XdTV, you can also use your remote control. To use it, you just have to install an external software called Lirc.
This software supports a lot
of TV cards and remote controls. Here is its web site:
Into the XdTV tarball you will find some configuration files for Miro, Hauppauge, Animax and WinfastTv 2000 TV cards.
for Mandrake user: Lirc configuration file (lircd) can be found
into the /etc/sysconfig folder.
# Hardware driver module to load
# The device node that communicates with the IR device.
# with devfs enabled
# without devfs
# COM2 (/dev/ttyS1)