[mythtv-users] Hauppauge PVR250 remote

James MacKenzie mst3000 at newsguy.com
Wed Oct 5 15:02:30 UTC 2011

At Wed,  5 Oct 2011 10:29:24 -0400 (EDT), you wrote
>On 10/5/2011 10:47 AM, James MacKenzie wrote:
>> Anyone??  Anyone??  Bueller??  Bueller??
>> At Mon,  3 Oct 2011 21:18:14 -0400 (EDT), you wrote
>>>I had MythTV installed under different versions of Slackware over the years
>>> and had problems on and off with the remote using the lirc_i2c module.  It
>>>happened again and no matter what I did I couldn't get it working again.  So,
>>>I decided to grab the latest Fedora and install that, to see if I could get
>>> everything working again.
>>> (I had tried, in vain to get the ir-kbd-i2c module working with the remote
>>>under Slackware since I read that the lirc_i2c module was being phased out.)
>>> So this past Saturday, I backed up all my slackware files and installed
>>> Fedora.  Overall I found the process pretty simple.  As of now, I've got
>>> everything back to the way it was except for two things:  No remote...and
>>>mythfilldatabase is giving me headaches, too...but for right now, I just want
>>> my remote back.
>>>I'm running the latest available kernel for Fedora 15, 2.6.40-4.  I have the
>>>old gray front/black back remote that does not have separate menu direction
>>> buttons (the chan+/chan-/vol+/vol- double as the direction buttons).
>>> When I modprobe ir-kbd-i2c, I can tell it is working, because if I press
>>> left/right (vol-/vol+), the volume control popup appears on the screen.
>>>Reading around, there apparently USED to be a parameter "hauppauge=1" that you
>>> could use with the older remote, but this is no longer exists in 2.6.40.
>>> So, here are my questions:
>>>1) Does the ir-kbd-i2c module use lircd.conf files at all?  I'm thinking no.
>>> 2) Someone said putting debug=1 after the modprobe would print the keys in
>>>/var/log/messages as they were pressed.  This isn't happening.  Is there some
>>> other value of debug I should be using?
>>>3) Am I required to run lircd to make this work with MythTV?  If so, where's
>>>the best configuration file for my remote, and if not, what's the easiest way
>>> to configure Myth for the remote?
>>> Any help would be appreciated!
>>>(The mythfilldatabase issue is that the HD light goes solid and it just sits
>>> there after downloading the first days worth from Schedules Direct.  I had
>>> been running Myth on the latest 24.1-fixes branch, but what got loaded in
>>> Fedora was straight 24.1...I'm thinking this might be the issue due to a
>>> database version update?  Could anyone shed some light on this?)
>>> Hopefully I've explained my issues clearly enough...any other questions
>>> concerning this to help I will gladly provide.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jim MacKenzie
>Don't know about the remote problem but under F15 mythfilldatabase runs 
>at a snails pace and usually times out before finishing.  It was taking 
>40 minutes or longer for me.  I switched to SL61 and now MFD takes 2 to 
>3 minutes again.  Installing sl61 is a little tougher because of dep 
>issues etc.  go to the wiki under distribution specific installs and 
>follow the Fedora guide for the most part but also
>and read the part about mythtv.  To remove qt-x11 use rpm -e --nodeps 
>qt-x11  then yum install qt47 qt47-x11 qt47-webkit qt47-mysql.   yum 
>install mythtv.  Seems to me there is a problem between perl-XML-SAX 
>1.04 and 0.96 or something like that.  Install the 
>perl-XML-SAX......0.96 or whatever it is called and then mythtv should 
>install fine.  That's how I remember it so if you have troubles I know 
>there are quite a few using sl61 and you should be able to get an answer.

Thanks for the info...I'll look into that when I get some time, if I don't
figure out something else beforehand.


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