[mythtv-users] USB remote receiver

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 20:37:16 UTC 2006

On 9/13/06, Mickey Chandler <mickc at whizardries.com> wrote:
> I just bought a $350 HP s7400n slimline pc.  It's really quiet so
> we'll be sticking it in the living room as a dedicated
> frontend.  This was the easiest FC5 install I've ever done.
> I only have two items left:
> 1) Getting a low profile video card to take the place of the modem
> and handle tv out.  I've got one of these on order.
> 2) Figuring out how to make a remote control work.  Here is where I need help.
> The one thing that is missing from this machine is a serial port, or
> I would get the Ira-3 from home-electro.com.  That leaves me needing
> using USB.  I don't really want to spend the money for a Tira (which
> has a USB interface) as it's overkill -- I just need something to
> receive signals from my remote.
> Has anyone else gotten a USB IR Receiver to work with lirc?
> --
> Mickey Chandler

what about a usb -> serial adapter. I was able to use one of
those to talk to a serial device. Linux opned a serial port ( not
/dev/ttyS0 but something like it ) and the program that talked
to the serial port didn't have any issues at all.


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