[mythtv-users] PVR-150 As a Blaster?

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Wed Jan 10 19:36:40 UTC 2007

Jake Thompson wrote:
> I have FC6, all atrpms install.
> I am using my PVR-150 as a IR receiver, and there is alot of very old
> information about using it as a blaster.  However there is very little
> new information.  I have the following for ivtv and lirc:
> ivtv.x86_64                              1:0.8.2-123.fc6.at
> <http://0.8.2-123.fc6.at>     installed      
> ivtv-firmware.noarch                     2:1.8a-10.at
> <http://1.8a-10.at>           installed      
> ivtv-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2868.fc6.x86_64       1:0.8.2-123.fc6.at
> <http://0.8.2-123.fc6.at>     installed      
> ivtv-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6.x86_64       1:0.8.2-123.fc6.at
> <http://0.8.2-123.fc6.at>      installed      
> lirc.x86_64                              0.8.1-65_cvs20061130.f
> installed      
> lirc-devices.noarch                      0.8-3.fc6.at
> <http://0.8-3.fc6.at>           installed      
> lirc-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2868.fc6.x86_64       0.8.1-65_cvs20061130.f
> installed      
> lirc-kmdl-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6.x86_64       0.8.1-65_cvs20061130.f
> installed      
> lirc-lib.x86_64                          0.8.1-65_cvs20061130.f
> installed      
> lirc-lib.i386                            0.8.1-65_cvs20061130.f
> installed      
> I am just not clear if this can be done "out of the box" or if it
> still requires patching to one/both drivers to get it to work.

If yours has an IR receiver AND an IR blaster on it, then, yes, you have
to patch lirc and rebuild it.  I didn't have any luck with the cvs ones..

I ended up using the one downloaded from
http://www.blushingpenguin.com/mark/blog/?p=19.  At least, I think that
was it... I ended up trying a couple of different patches until I got it
to build and install (I posted to this list about it, so you can check
the archives).  It worked well, but since my STB has a "home control"
port on it, I built the cable necessary to connect to my STB directly to
have it change the channels directly.


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