[mythtv-users] USB IR receiver for Harmony remote (Jay Mallar)

David Whyte david.whyte at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 11:19:29 UTC 2007

On 8/9/07, David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Calin,
> I hope you are still open to requests.  I bought an MS MCE receiver
> today, it is model 1040, which must be a newer 2nd generation (or
> perhaps 3rd gen) model.
> I have it setup on my Ubuntu laptop and I can use the MS remote fine
> to control mythTV, however, I would like to use my currently
> configured Harmony remote, which is setup to emulate an MS Xbox
> Remote.  (Long story, but I often view mythTV on the Xbox FE, but
> would like to have the option to use my laptop as a FE too).
> The Xbox remote is not recognised at all though.  The receiver lights
> up as though it is getting a signal from the remote but irrecord
> doesn't show up anything :(  I am also using the lircd.conf from my
> Xbox but irw doesn't show anything either :(
> Could you test your Harmony with the MS MCE receiver using the
> (original) Xbox codes?

Why do I always find the answer just ten seconds after posting a
question to the list?

Anyways, I managed to get irrecord to work by running it as root and
using the device '/dev/lirc0' instead of '/dev/lircd'.  I then added
the couple of extra bits of data that were in the  conf file created
into my lircd.conf (such as 'eps' and 'aeps') and it is all now



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