[mythtv-users] Hauppauge PVR500 MCE Remote Doesn't Work

mikepolniak mikpolniak at adelphia.net
Tue Sep 26 17:51:43 UTC 2006

On 10:11 Tue 26 Sep     , Andrew Davis wrote:
> Could you post your /etc/lircd.conf for me?
> mikepolniak wrote:
> > On 14:54 Mon 25 Sep     , Andrew Davis wrote:
> >   
> >> My hardware includes the Hauppauge PVR-500 MCE w/ Remote (I bought the 
> >> bundle that includes the remote and receiver after reading at various 
> >> places that it works). Unfortunately, I think I have a newer one and it 
> >> doesn't work. Mine meets the "grey and black" description, but it 
> >> completely lacks "four colored buttons" as the ones that are working 
> >> seem to have. In a nutshell, I plugged in the receiver to the USB port 
> >> and dmesg showed it. I went through all the lirc installation steps, but 
> >> when I open up irw (either as the mythtv user or root) and press buttons 
> >> on the remote, I get nothing.... nothing at all. I've tried forcing it 
> >> to work with different module options (lirc_i2c, lirc_mceusb, 
> >> lirc_mceusb2). The (current) relevant portions of my /etc/modprobe.conf 
> >>     
> >
> > My remote looks identical to the one in your pictures but its marked RC6
> > ir on the back and MX 5 50 6 in the battery compartment. You don't
> > mention creating your lircrc file that maps the remote keys to mythtv.
> > This is the lircrc config file i edited for my remote:
> >
> > http://www.abarbaccia.com/mythtv/lircrc
> >
> > You may need to put the lircrc file in a few different places and symlink
> > so its found, then restart lircd and mythfrontend. I did this back in
> > January and if i remeber correctly i may have even needed a reboot for
> > this to work.  

I have attached my /etc/lircd.conf which states "For use with the USB MCE
ir receiver". 

When i run irw and press the "OK" key on the remote it outputs the following 
code: "0......07bdd" to standard output(you should see this in your xterm) 

In my lircd.conf the line for "OK" shows : "OK 0x00007bdd" so i know my 
lircd.conf corresponds to my remote etc. 
-------------- next part --------------
# RC-6 config file
# source: http://home.hccnet.nl/m.majoor/projects__remote_control.htm
#         http://home.hccnet.nl/m.majoor/pronto.pdf
# used by: Philips
# Philips Media Center Edition remote control
# For use with the USB MCE ir receiver
# Dan Conti  dconti|acm.wwu.edu
# Updated with codes for MCE 2005 Remote additional buttons
# *, #, Teletext, Red, Green, Yellow & Blue Buttons
# Note: TV power button transmits no code until programmed.
# Updated 12th September 2005
# Graham Auld - mce|graham.auld.me.uk
# Radio, Print, RecTV are only available on the HP Media Center remote control

begin remote

  name mceusb
  bits           16
  eps            30
  aeps          100

  header       2667   889
  one           444   444
  zero          444   444
  pre_data_bits 21
  pre_data      0x37FF0
  gap          105000
  toggle_bit     22
  rc6_mask     0x100000000

      begin codes

	Blue	0x00007ba1
	Yellow	0x00007ba2
	Green	0x00007ba3
	Red	0x00007ba4
	Teletext	0x00007ba5

# starts at af
        Radio    0x00007baf
        Print    0x00007bb1
        Videos   0x00007bb5
        Pictures 0x00007bb6
        RecTV    0x00007bb7
        Music    0x00007bb8
        TV       0x00007bb9
# no ba - d8

        Guide    0x00007bd9
        LiveTV   0x00007bda
        DVD      0x00007bdb
        Back     0x00007bdc
        OK       0x00007bdd
        Right    0x00007bde
        Left     0x00007bdf
        Down     0x00007be0
        Up       0x00007be1

        Star       0x00007be2
        Hash       0x00007be3

        Replay   0x00007be4
        Skip     0x00007be5
        Stop     0x00007be6
        Pause    0x00007be7
        Record   0x00007be8
        Play     0x00007be9
        Rewind   0x00007bea
        Forward  0x00007beb
        ChanDown 0x00007bec
        ChanUp   0x00007bed
        VolDown  0x00007bee
        VolUp    0x00007bef
        More     0x00007bf0
        Mute     0x00007bf1
        Home     0x00007bf2
        Power    0x00007bf3
        Enter    0x00007bf4
        Clear    0x00007bf5
        Nine     0x00007bf6
        Eight    0x00007bf7
        Seven    0x00007bf8
        Six      0x00007bf9
        Five     0x00007bfa
        Four     0x00007bfb
        Three    0x00007bfc
        Two      0x00007bfd
        One      0x00007bfe
        Zero     0x00007bff
      end codes

end remote

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