[mythtv-users] Hauppauge Nova-T PCI and LIRC

mythtv-users at fastdruid.co.uk mythtv-users at fastdruid.co.uk
Sun Dec 4 17:32:19 EST 2005

On Sunday 04 December 2005 21:58, Graeme Hilton wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been happily using Myth (SVN checkouts every month or so) for about
> 4 months.  My setup at the moment is as follows:
> Hauppauge Nova-T DVB-T PCI (two of them)
> AMD x86_64 system
> Fedora Core 4 - all up to date
> MythTV SVN revision 8053
> As a relative newbie to Linux I think I've been getting on quite well,
> but the one thing that is completely defeating me is connecting the
> Hauppauge remote control to Myth.  From the outset there are five keys
> on the remote that translated to events on the system.  I have always
> been able to use the four arrow keys and the OK button.  However, none
> of the other buttons produce any effect on the system except when I do a
> 'cat /dev/input/event0'.  Then I get something resembling line noise
> whenever I press a key on the remote.
> I've downloaded and compiled lirc version 0.7.3pre1.
> I configured it to use the appropriate driver for the Hauppauge TV card
> (i2C required) and turned on debugging.  On 'make install' it created
> the appropriate device node in /dev :
> srw-rw-rw-  1 root root     0 Dec  4 17:50 /dev/lircd

> Has anyone had this happen to them?  Have you managed to solve the
> problem and get your Hauppauge remote fully working?

Yep, had me confused for a short while. The IR is recognised automatically, 
you'll find if you *don't* use lirc it'll still work (well the up/down/ok 
etc) with mythfrontend.

What you need to do is use it with the dev/input driver[1], setup lirc to use 
driver dev/input and device /dev/input/event<event number> where <event 
number> is where the events are picked up. eg mine is /dev/input/event2 , 
from the sound of it yours would be /dev/input/event0

FWIW I'm running twin Nova-T's in a 2.8GHz P4 and Opensuse 10.0

I've attached my lircd.conf for the Nova-T remote as well.



[1] You may well have to recompile if you didn't include dev/input support 
ISTR I had to recompile but worth a try with the std rpms' first as that 
might just have been me trying different things.
-------------- next part --------------

# Please make this file available to others
# by sending it to <lirc at bartelmus.de>
# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.7.2(devinput) on Mon Oct 31 15:29:38 2005
# contributed by 
# brand:                       irrecording
# model no. of remote control: 
# devices being controlled by this remote:

begin remote

  name  irrecording
  bits           16
  eps            30
  aeps          100

  one             0     0
  zero            0     0
  pre_data_bits   16
  pre_data       0x8001
  gap          135848
  toggle_bit      0

      begin codes
          Go                       0x0161
          Power                    0x0074
          TV                       0x0179
          Videos                   0x0189
          Music                    0x0188
          Pictures                 0x016F
          Guide                    0x016D
          Radio                    0x0181
          UP                       0x0067
          LEFT                     0x0069
          OK                       0x001C
          RIGHT                    0x006A
          DOWN                     0x006C
          BACK/EXIT                0x00AE
          MENU                     0x008B
          VOLUP                    0x0073
          VOLDOWN                  0x0072
          PREVCH                   0x019C
          MUTE                     0x0071
          CHANUP                   0x0192
          CHANDOWN                 0x0193
          REC                      0x00A7
          PLAY                     0x00CF
          STOP                     0x0080
          REPLAY                   0x00A8
          SKIP                     0x00D0
          REW                      0x00A5
          FF                       0x00A3
          PAUSE                    0x0077
          1                        0x004F
          2                        0x0050
          3                        0x0051
          4                        0x004B
          5                        0x004C
          6                        0x004D
          7                        0x0047
          8                        0x0048
          9                        0x0049
          STAR                     0x0184
          0                        0x0052
          HASH                     0x0172
          RED                      0x018E
          GREEN                    0x018F
          YELLOW                   0x0190
          BLUE                     0x0191
      end codes

end remote

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