[mythtv-users] What replaces irw when using atilibusb for the remote receiver?

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Sat May 15 04:35:59 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Don Brett <dlbrett at zoominternet.net> wrote:
> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>>> All you need to do is a bit of editing in /etc/sysconfig/lirc. Set
>>>> LIRC_DRIVER="devinput" and
>>>> LIRC_DEVICE="/dev/input/by-id/usb-PHILIPS_ATI_Theater_Remote_Receiver-event-kbd"
>>>> in there, and from the lirc-remotes package (yum install lirc-remotes,
>>>> if need be), grab /usr/share/lirc-remotes/devinput/lircd.conf.devinput
>>>> and copy it to /etc/lirc/lircd.conf. Start up lircd, then give irw a
>>>> try, and it should spit out key names for you. Then its just a matter
>>>> of mapping those appropriately for mythtv via your lircrc file.
>>>> In the future, when mythtv grows native linux input layer support,
>>>> things will (hopefully) magically Just Work right out of the box... :)
>>> OK, that was easy.  I have most of the buttons giving me message in irw
>>> now.
>>>  Most of the buttons worked in MythDora also (but not the back button),
>>> so I
>>> made a couple of picks in the infrared setup.  Now the buttons don't work
>>> so
>>> well in irw anymore; I don't think I chose wisely.  Any suggestions on
>>> which
>>> selections for remote control model and override?
>> You could try claiming its an imon device, since that's one that I
>> know pretty well... Figure out what irw reports for each key, then
>> edit ~/.mythtv/lircrc to alter any of the current settings in there to
>> better match. I haven't a clue exactly what remote you've got, but
>> input layer is input layer is input layer, so that same
>> lircd.conf.devinput works for all devices, its just a matter of
>> setting up appropriate mappings in ~/.mythtv/lircrc to make it behave
>> the way you want.
> I'm 90% home, but I had a small diversion.  I picked a remote and driver
> through the Infrared Devices menu and it replaced this:
> (/etc/sysconfig/lirc)
> LIRC_DRIVER="devinput"
> LIRC_DEVICE="/dev/input/by-id/usb-PHILIPS_ATI_Theater_Remote_Receiver-event-kbd"
> ....with this
> LIRCD_OPTIONS='-r -H devinput -d /dev/input/event2'
> When that happened, irw gave me buttons, not codes (press 1,2, 3 and it
> displays 1,2,3); so that's solved.

No, now lircd isn't listening to the proper device any more, if you're
seeing 1 2 3 show up on the console instead of codes, that's the keys
on the remote coming straight through from the input layer.

> Now most of the buttons give codes in
> irw, but some do nothing.  I tried playing with /etc/lirc/lircd.conf but it
> must not be the right file to edit...nothing I did had any effect.  I would
> like to experiment with the codes, do you know which file I need to edit?

Change /etc/sysconfig/lirc back. Every key should then report
something in irw when pressed. Map the key names irw reports to
functions in ~/.mythtv/lircrc.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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