[mythtv-users] Change channel on Kreatel decoder
mythtv at tedde.nu
Fri Feb 22 11:57:13 UTC 2008
F P skrev:
>> Message: 11
>> Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:00:26 +0100
>> From: Fredrik Hallgarde <mythtv at tedde.nu>
>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Change channel on Kreatel decoder
>> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
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>> F P skrev:
>> >> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 17:05:14 +0100
>> >> From: "F P" <zagor.fp at gmail.com>
>> >> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Change channel on Kreatel decoder
>> >> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>> >> On Feb 19, 2008 5:04 PM, F P <zagor.fp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>>> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:53:10 +0100
>> >>>> From: Fredrik Hallgarde <mythtv at tedde.nu>
>> >>>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Change channel on Kreatel decoder
>> >>>> Did you try irrecord?
>> >>>> Try irrecord WITHOUT --force first because if that works its better with
>> >>>> interpreted codes than raw.
>> > Ok, done, but no good news.
>> > I had to issue the following:
>> > # sudo irrecord -d /dev/lircd test.txt
>> > I had to specify the device because it was complaining that /dev/lirc
>> > was not accessible, or something of the kind.
>> > I only have /dev/lircd and /dev/lirc0, the latter gave the same error,
>> > while the former broghat me to the recording prompt.
>> > After pressing few keys on the decoder remote it timed out saying
>> > something like "not received any input in 10seconds".
>> > Also with --force didn't record anything.
>> > Don't know if I've already mentioned this, but I'm on Mythbuntu 7.10,
>> > using lirc version and modules coming with the system.
>> > I haven't followed any of the guides to enable the IRblaster on my PVR-150, yet.
>> > Those are the links for the guides:
>> > http://evuraan.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to-get-to-use-ir-transmitter-of-pvr.html
>> > http://www.blushingpenguin.com/mark/blog/?p=24
>> > Is irrecord independent on the transmitter?
>> > I guess it should record something even if I haven't updated the
>> > linux-ubuntu-modules and the "/etc/lirc/hardware.conf to call *only*
>> > lirc_pvr150".
>> > What next?
>> > Thanks for your help!
>> > Francesco
>> > _______________________________________________
>> Does Lirc work at all? (i.e. can you use your remote)
>> You do not need to activate the IR blaster to use irrecord but the
>> correct lirc module must be loaded.
>> Does irw work?
>> Does mode2 work? (required lircd to be stopped)
> Yes, Lirc works perfectly (after a few adjustments to the .lircrc file
> for the grey hauppauge remote).
> irw and mode2 also work, but only for the Hauppauge remote, not for
> the decoder remote.
> I've also tried again irrecord to note the error.
> # sudo irrecord -d /dev/lircd test.txt
> irrecord: gap not found, can't continue
> The command # lsmod | grep lirc gives me these 3 modules loaded:
> So, lirc_pvr150 is not loaded (but as said the pvr150 remote works perfectly).
> I've tried # sudo modprobe lirc_pvr150.
> The module now is loaded, but still irrecord, irw and mode2 do not
> work with the Kreatel remote
> I've read the instructions for adding new remotes in the lirc
> documentation, but didn't get any hint.
> What will you suggest?
I suspect that the PVR150 receiver can only accept the PVR150 remote (I
think I recall something about only accepting RC-5) and that you need
some other way to record the codes from the kreatel remote.
Are you able to use/buy/borrow/build another receiver, i.e. an MCE
usb-receiver or a serial one to check whether you get any info?
I suggest you try it out on a different machine if you are able to as
that will keep your mythbox stable, if not, make sure you backup
modprobe.conf (or equivalent) and lirc.conf.
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