[mythtv-users] lirc ir blaster with mce 150

Peter Rozental peter at etherface.com
Fri May 4 22:13:20 UTC 2007



Thanks for the link. I did indeed follow those directions. The difference
between the MCE and non MCE remotes is that the non MCE has the ir blaster
connected to the card with a little mono plug jack, whereas the MCE has the
blaster connected to the USB IR receiver. The other thing is that the driver
that you need to compile lirc with is mceusb2 rather than the stock prv150.
Other than that it should not be to different.


How did you get the firmware to load, the one from marks blog? In my startup
file it still shows the default firmware. 







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Ok, so I am having some issues.obviously  I have a 150 MCE card 
with an IR Blaster. I can get the remote to send commands and can see them 
on irw. I have compiled the cvs version of lirc, because I could not get 
your version to compile. I am running Fedora Core 6 [2.6.20-1.2944]. 
Should I try to compile the version you made for cecil? I have a Philips 
STB on Surewest cable. 

Output of dmesg | grep lirc 
lirc_mceusb2: no version for "lirc_get_pdata" found: kernel tainted. 
lirc_mceusb2: Philips eHome USB IR Transciever and Microsoft MCE 2005 
Remote Control driver for LIRC $Revision: 1.28 $ 
lirc_mceusb2: Daniel Melander <lirc[at]rajidae.se>, Martin Blatter 
lirc_dev: lirc_register_plugin: sample_rate: 0 
lirc_mceusb2[3]: Topseed eHome Infrared Transceiver on usb1:3 
usbcore: registered new interface driver lirc_mceusb2 

Output of dmesg | grep ivtv 
ivtv: ==================== START INIT IVTV ==================== 
ivtv: version 0.10.1 (tagged release) loading 
ivtv: Linux version: 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 SMP mod_unload 686 4KSTACKS 
ivtv: In case of problems please include the debug info between 
ivtv: the START INIT IVTV and END INIT IVTV lines, along with 
ivtv: any module options, when mailing the ivtv-users mailinglist. 
ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge card (cx23416 based) 
ivtv0: loaded v4l-cx2341x-enc.fw firmware (376836 bytes) 
ivtv0: Encoder revision: 0x02060039 
ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 
tuner 1-0061: chip found @ 0xc2 (ivtv i2c driver #0) 
cx25840 1-0044: cx25843-23 found @ 0x88 (ivtv i2c driver #0) 
wm8775 1-001b: chip found @ 0x36 (ivtv i2c driver #0) 
ivtv0: Registered device video0 for encoder MPEG (4 MB) 
ivtv0: Registered device video32 for encoder YUV (2 MB) 
ivtv0: Registered device vbi0 for encoder VBI (1 MB) 
ivtv0: Registered device video24 for encoder PCM audio (1 MB) 
ivtv0: Initialized Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150, card #0 
ivtv: ==================== END INIT IVTV ==================== 

It is not loading the firmware that you made. How can I go about getting 
it to load. Where does it need to go? Do I need to send a command to ivtv 
to tell it to use a different firmware? 

When I send a command to the irblaster with irsend it sends successfully 
but It does not blink. 

Any help would be great!!! Thanks. 

Peter Rozental 

I'm not sure what the difference is between MCE and non MCE, but I followed
this guide http://www.blushingpenguin.com/mark/blog/?p=24 to get my PVR-150
non MCE version working with the IR Blaster on Fedora Core 6
(2.6.20-1.2944.fc6).  It works like a champ.  My firmware is located in
/lib/firmware.  Not much, but I hope that helps.



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