[mythtv-users] TiVo remote on KnoppMyth
rstrobel at infotime.com
Sat Dec 10 23:44:36 EST 2005
OK, some success. Here's the first stage of what I tried, but which I think
was made irrelevant by the second stage. I followed this readme:
[quote]LIRC kernel modules source for DEBIAN
In the Debian packaging of LIRC, kernel module sources are installed in
/usr/src/lirc-modules.tar.gz. In order to build them, you should:
tar -xzf lirc-modules.tar.gz
You will now have a directory called lirc under /usr/src/modules, please
/usr/src/modules/lirc/README for further instructions.
root at mythtv:/usr/share/doc/lirc-modules-source#[/quote]When I tried the
"further instructions" I got lost and gave up.
The next thing I tried (which worked) was recompiling LIRC based on this
Knoppmyth wiki article:
When I tried to start lircd did I was told it couldn't find lircd.conf in
/etc so I copied it there. The lircd.conf file was originally called TIVO
and I'm pretty sure it's the right one for my remote. My remote is for a
Series 1 TiVo.
ONE PROBLEM - only the Play and Pause buttons work. The replay button
starts the video at the beginning instead of jumping back 8 seconds like it
does on a TiVo, but I guess that's for another thread. None of the other
buttons on the remote seem to have any effect
Here's the text of that file:
[code]root at mythtv:/usr/local/sbin# cat lircd.conf
# This config file has been automatically converted from a device file
# found in the 06/26/00 release of the Windows Slink-e software
# Many thanks to Colby Boles of Nirvis Systems Inc. for allowing us to
# use these files.
# The original filename was: "tivo.cde"
# The original description for this device was:
# tivo tx file
header 9000 4500
one 562 562
zero 562 1687
repeat 9000 2250
What do you think is wrong? Do I need a different file for my remote? If
so do I need to recompile again? Any suggestions at all???
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Rick Strobel
Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2005 10:15 AM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv-users] TiVo remote on KnoppMyth
I've been trying really really hard to get a TiVo remote working with MythTV
- so hard in fact that Google has blocked my IP address because they think
I'm launching a DOS attack!
What I've done so far:
Installed R5A16 successfully
Played a test video that I downloaded
Used an ATI Remote Wonder that came with an old 9700 AIW card
Bought and hooked up a homebrew IR receiver to my serial port (from
Read countless threads on mysettopbox.tv and other sites looking for
information on this that would apply to me.
Renamed the TIVO file to lircd.conf in /etc/lirc
Ran lirc-reconfig.sh (not sure I answered the questions correctly)
What I don't understand:
Does LIRC run automatically on a standard install?
- if I type lircd from a prompt it appears to start, if I do it again I get
an error that it's already running
Do I have to recompile LIRC for the TiVo remote to work? I was hoping not,
but I think I read that somewhere along the way. I saw a page on the wiki
about doing this but it looks pretty daunting and hard to follow.
How can I tell if my serial port is working and do some basic tests of this
A whole bunch of things... I'm a computer pro with 20 years experience but a
Linux n00b. I've got a pretty good understanding of Linux conceptually but
have never compiled any programs with it or done much more than some
I've probably spent 5 hours trying to figure this out on my own using the
mantra "Google is your friend", but am still coming up short. Thanks in
advance for any help!
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