[mythtv-users] ATI remote with FC2 / mythtv 0.16 after Jarod'sguide

KvB altijdweerdieautodrop at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 17 20:16:52 UTC 2004

I'm not all that good with linux, so that patch was to hard for a linun
dumbass like me :) I did it like this (this is a reply to a private mail):

I have figured it out! Forget the whole LIRC thing... just remove the lirc
modules (type apt-get remove instead of apt-get install with the 2 lirc
lines in jarod's guide). It turns out that fc2 already has built in support
for the ati remote. When LIRC isn't installd (oh and be sure to remove those
lines from modprobe.conf) and you reboot, you'll see that some buttons
already work in your regular terminal (press 1, and a 1 will appear). The
reason that the other buttons don't work is that those buttons don't appear
on a regular keyboard. Now, when you browse to
http://remotew.free.fr/linux_en.htm you'll see another guide... DONT'T USE
STEP 1, since your remote is already working, you can skip this step. In
step 2 the guide describes how to map the other buttons too!
>Good luck, and let me know if it worked out.
>>From: "damon wanamaker" <dwanamak at hotmail.com>
>>To: altijdweerdieautodrop at hotmail.com
>>Subject: ATI remote with FC2 / mythtv 0.16 after Jarod's guide
>>Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 09:13:49 -0400
>>Hi There,
>>I have the same problem, I would reply to you in the forums but I usually
mess it up and start a new thread, but feel free to paste this in your
thread if you like.
>>I am using the same basic setup as you are, this setup is for my frontend,
however I don't think that is relevant to the problem.  I install using
Jarod's FC2 guide and the ATI (link to litwiller).  I use IRW to test and
sucessfully use the circular button controls the mouse and some of the
keypresses respond on screen. It even seems to work in myth at first.
>>THen after the reboot.... All goes to hell....  No ATI Remote, and OS lock
ups after booting.  Random Freezes.  Starting/stopping LIRC does nothing.
>>I have tried messing around with different configs, mixing and matching
the litweller and Jarod setups but to no avail.
>>Can you let me know if you figure this one out and I will do the same.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mercury Morris" <mercury.morris at gmail.com>
To: "David George" <david at thegeorges.us>; <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] ATI remote with FC2 / mythtv 0.16 after

> On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 21:13:22 -0400, David George <david at thegeorges.us>
> > Mercury Morris wrote:
> >
> > >Thanks for pointing out what I should have found by
> > >trying a   locate ati_remote !!  I just didn't think that
> > >the ATI remote would merit inclusion in the kernel.
> > >
> > >Thanks for all the instructions and for the patch.
> > >I downloaded the patch from where it was attached
> > >to the mail in Gmail.  But I can't read it.  It appears to
> > >be a binary file when I try using   less   on it.
> > >
> > >
> > Gmail must have butchered it.  I just looked and it is a text/plain
> > attachment.
> >
> > >I get the feeling that the fact that I can't read it is probably
> > >like my not thinking to use locate for the built-in support.
> > >But, just in case it's a Gmail quirk, you might want to
> > >consider an alternate/backup method for making the patch
> > >accessible.
> > >
> > >
> > You can download it from my website
> > http://thegeorges.us/mythtv/ati_2681.patch .
> >
> > >I do understand how to make the replacement module,
> > >it's just that it seems reasonable that I should be able to
> > >read the patch before applying it.
> Thanks for the alternate path to the ati_2681.patch.
> Once again, it turns out to be User Error on my part.
> If I had just trusted Gmail and Left-clicked the attachment,
> it would have popped up in a separate browser window.
> To verify that Gmail's version and the alternate you provided
> are the same, I downloaded both.  They are identical.
> I'll try my hand at applying the patch on a companion
> machine first.  Since I'm so good at the User Error game,
> it just seems like the right thing to do, to avoid hosing up
> the running-fairly-well mythtv machine.
> After that, I'll have to actually BUY an ATI REMOTE WONDER.
> The little grey remote that came with the PVR-350 is nice, but too
> small.  My dog could eat that thing and I'd be pulling cushions up
> for days.


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