[mythtv-users] Hauppauge PVR500 MCE Remote Doesn't Work
andrew at nccomp.com
Tue Sep 26 17:41:41 UTC 2006
Thanks for the clarification. It helped greatly. My linux experience had
me thinking there was a difference between a conf file and an rc file,
but I guess I got confused... presumably from the lack for clarification
in the guide I followed. Nonetheless, your reply got me working... at
least somewhat... Turns out I mistakenly assumed I had a Hauppauge
remote since I bought it bundled with my PVR500 card. Who knew they'd
bundle someone else remote? :) FWIW, I read the man-page for irrecord,
then consulted http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/ and found only the
RC-5 seemed to match, though mine was an RC-6. I tried both configs in
the RC-5 folder, neither worked. Thus I simply ran irrecord and followed
the prompts. It detected I had an RC-6 then let me setup my key names
and now "irw" actually does something. :)
Joel Means wrote:
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>> 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 mythtv mythtv 15 Sep 26 09:25 lircrc -> /etc/lircd.conf
>> 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 mythtv mythtv 15 Sep 26 09:25 .lircrc -> /etc/lircd.conf
>> And in /home/mythtv, I have:
>> 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 mythtv mythtv 15 Sep 26 09:26 .lircrc -> /etc/lircd.conf
> The /etc/lircd.conf and .lircrc files are different. lircd.conf tells
> lirc what a certain code is (relates the received code to a certain
> button on a certain remote). The lircrc file tells a program (such as
> mythtv or xine) what to do when the lirc daemon recognizes a signal that
> it receives (that is, when it finds it in the lircd.conf file). Look at
> this page: http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/remotes.php and under "2.
> Software" you will find an example lircd.conf and an example .lircrc
> file for a radio shack remote. Looking at these should give you an idea
> of the difference between the two files.
>> Basically, I have a single config file in /etc that the mythtv user can
>> read and symlinks in other places pointing at it.
>> Unfortunately, running irw still gives nothing... even after reboots and
> Another problem is that the remote you have is not the Hauppauge remote.
> Hauppauge doesn't sell the 500 with a remote (as far as I know). You
> bought yours bundled with a Microsoft MCE remote (at least that is what
> it looks like to my untrained eye in the pictures you linked in the
> original post). Try finding a configuration file for the MCE remote and
> see if that helps. You may have to create your own using irrecord. Try
> using the mode2 command (as root) to see if the receiver is picking up
> anything at all. What irw does is tell you what button you pushed if it
> is found in your lircd.conf file.
> Hope this helps.
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