[mythtv-users] Help me find the magic combo (remote/lirc)

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Dec 31 01:33:01 UTC 2009

On Dec 30, 2009, at 7:50 PM, Jan Johansson wrote:

>> It is likely that both the iMON nad MCE remotes are creating
>> /dev/lircN 
>> devices and your distribution's LIRC init script is causing lircd to
>> use 
>> the /dev/lircN created by iMON rather then MCE. You should be able to 
>> handle this creating a udev rule that creates a symlink to the MCE 
>> /dev/lircN device (based on the MCE devices USB vendor and product
>> ids) 
>> and configuring init to use the symlink as the device.
> Ok, i have learned something from
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Volume_Knob_on_Antec_Fusion
> My case does not have a receiver, but it is still identified as a
> receiver I assume since lirc_imon is loaded.

SoundGraph did something incredibly dumb, and gave umpteen different devices all the same device ID at one point, your device included. So there's no easy way to differentiate within the imon driver which device you've got. However, we'd still set it up anyway, as you need a way for the knob actions to get into the system. With lirc_imon, lircd interprets it as remote key presses. With the new imon input layer driver, they'll just be input events (KEY_MUTE, KEY_VOLUMEUP, KEY_VOLUMEDOWN).

> Yes, I understand that this is more a lirc issue then MythTV, but in all
> fairness, there is plenty of lirc expertise on this list :)

Meh. There's more on the lirc list. I'm on both lists, but Christoph Bartelmus isn't.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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