[mythtv-users] Re: Seeking Remote Control Advice for PVR-500

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 09:53:02 UTC 2005

On 07/10/05, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> Joe,  Thanks for the info.
> That fact that the buttons can have arbitrary names explains a lot.
> I'm wondering how I will know what kernel modules support this 3rd party IR
> receiver?  The seller said it works with mythtv, so it probably does.  If I
> hack my Hauppauge IR sensor to connect via serial port, will that work with
> my existing setup?  I'm thinking it might.
> Also, you state that the EFC codes match up with what is defined in the
> lircd.conf.  I'm not seeing that.  For instance, Jarod defines the the SLEEP
> button with EFC code 241, but the sleep code in lircd.conf is not 240.  It
> is:
>  SLEEP 0x0000000000000166
> I can't see how Hex. 166 matches up with Dec. 240. (x'166' is 358, as you
> probably know.)   I have been unable to match any of the EFC codes to the
> codes in lircd.conf.  This is particularly vexing.

They don't match, or need to.

240 is the code you enter into the remote to make the button generate
a particular optical code.

166 is the code that the kernel module generates when it sees the
above optical signal.

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