[mythtv-users] hd converter box lircd.conf problems == NEED HELP!!!

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 23:43:43 UTC 2009

On 05/02/2009, Sam Bruner <sabruner3 at juno.com> wrote:
> I have a low cpu power system and was planning on using a DTV converter box
> to caputure digital signals because it will convert them to analog.  I
> purchased a homebrew ir receiver and a separate ir transmitter.  I have two
> different set top boxes and both are having the same problem.

What type of homebrew IR receiver - serial?

> I have a access HD and a Magnavox.  I was able to use irrecord to create a
> lircd.conf, however in both cases I have not been able to get either to
> work.  I have tried frequencies from 30,000 to 60000 incrementing them 1000
> at a time I used killall -HUO lircd to restart lircd and reread the config
> file after each change.
> Nothing is working.  I am really going crazy.

Try recording the remotes using one of the predefined 'generic' header
files and see if that helps. The RC-5 one would be my preferred
starting point. If using one of these header files, do not use raw

Also note that the majority of existing LIRC configs for 'standard'
consumer IR remotes use a frequency of 38,000Hz.


Nick Morrott

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