[mythtv-users] programming universal remote (OFA Kameleon)?

Craig Tinson craig at 8010.co.uk
Mon Aug 22 13:00:50 UTC 2005

Jo Shields wrote:

> Craig Tinson wrote:
>> Jo Shields wrote:
>>> I have _most_ of the kameleon's buttons working, emulating an @sat 
>>> box (OFA SAT code 1300). This code happens to work very well with 
>>> irecord, or there's a config I made & sent to LIRC upstream.
>>> --Jo Shields
>> Hi Jo
>> thats the problem I've having - I can't get my head around all these 
>> codes and "emulation".
>> could you provide a step-by-step from the beginning on how you 
>> achieved this?
>> thanks
>> Craig
> The Kameleon can either act as a learning remote (you press a button 
> on an IR device, and assign that signal to a Kameleon button), or as 
> an emulated remote, where it pretends to be another manufacturer's 
> remote. The latter is achieved by holding the MAGIC button for a few 
> seconds when in a given mode (e.g. TV mode, DVD mode), then pressing a 
> code. In my case, SAT mode -> MAGIC 1300 gave a fairly featured remote 
> control for some random set-top box. Some types of remote are easier 
> to generate LIRC configs for than others, some are nigh on impossible. 
> The @sat remote appears to map most (but not all) of the buttons on 
> the Kameleon - the "xmode2" application reads from the LIRC device and 
> shows the raw data received, so you can quickly see whether a button 
> press is actually transmitting anything.
> You can then use either the irrecord app to generate a remote-specific 
> lircd.conf config file, or use a pre-made config (there are many on 
> the lirc webpage).
> As for getting LIRC itself up and running, that's very 
> distribution-specific and accident-prone, so I can't recommend on that 
> front
> --Jo Shields
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Hi Jo

Thanks for the reply - I've got lirc itself setup with the lircd.conf 
for the tiny remote that comes with the 250.

Are you sure your using the Kameleon URC-9960? I don't have a "magic" 
button but I do have a setup button which I can then enter codes. so am 
presuming thats the way.

Could you post your lircd.conf? I'm familiar with setting these up but 
having a ready made one might be a good launching point.



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