PS3 BT Remote bluez

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bluez package from upstream with applied PS3 BT Remote patch, making it compatible with existing Xorg environment (simple keyboard keypresses are generated).
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General description:

PS3 BT Remote patch modifies behaviour of input devices served by fakehid driver (currently ps3 bt remote) and also changes treatment of IdleTimout config parameter for all devices.
input.conf changes:
!!! IdleTimeout is counted in seconds, not in minutes with this patch !!!
Introduced new config section [PS3 Remote] with optional parameter Compat
When Compat=1 fakehid driver uses alternative keys layout with keycodes from generic keyboard (letters, digits, special keys (Fx,End,Home,etc). This allows using this driver without additional intermediate event translators. Otherwise majority of generated keycodes are above 0xFF making them invisible for generic Xinput driver.
Power-saving changes:
Default timeout in remote when idle is 30 min, which drains batteries significantly fast. You can prolong batteries life specifying low timeout (now in seconds) in input.conf. My remote is serving me with one set of batteries for already about a year using IdleTimeout=25.

Compat mode key2button mapping: or
My XBMC Keymap customization:

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bluez 4.96-0ubuntu4ppa1~oneiric0 ruff (2011-10-17)
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