[mythtv-users] Mythtv 0.25 Lirc-0-9-0 and MCE Remote&Blaster

John O'Brien jobcol2 at telus.net
Fri May 4 00:28:39 UTC 2012

Hi all
I am running Mythbuntu 12.04 and having issues with my MCE Remote and IR 
I just upgraded from Mythbuntu 11.10, where i had everything in lirc 
working perfectly. I understand that certain lirc drivers have been 
moved into the kernel, but with my level of linux knowledge I am having 
a hard time grasping how this affects lirc and mythtv.
After I upgraded, I copied over all my working  lirc config files to the 
new installation, and have them set up exactly as they were in Mythbuntu 
11.10., with the result that the remote does not function at all and I 
am unable to get IR blasting working to control my STB's.
Using irw i get no response when buttons are pressed on remote.
Have tried using irsend to test blasting, but I just get message that 
irsend timed out or hardware does not support sending.
Have even uninstalled lirc to see if the remote is supported natively, 
and some buttons seem to work, but most annoyingly the OK button does not.
I am at a complete loss here as to how to proceed, there is a mass of 
confusing information out there when i google the issue, that just makes 
my head spin.
Below are my hardware.conf and lircd.conf files, hopefully someone can 
point me in the right direction or explain the changes to lirc that have 
thank you.

#This configuration has been automatically generated via
#the Ubuntu LIRC package maintainer scripts.
#It includes the default configuration for the remote and/or
#transmitter that you have selected during package installation.
#Feel free to add any custom remotes to the configuration
#via additional include directives or below the existing
#Ubuntu include directives from your selected remote and/or

#Configuration for the Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all) 
include "/usr/share/lirc/remotes/mceusb/lircd.conf.mceusb"

#Configuration for the Microsoft Windows Media Center V2 (usb) : 
Scientific Atlanta Cable box transmitter:

begin remote

   name       ipn330hd
   bits           32
   eps           18
   aeps          100

   header        417   278
   three         167   778
   two           167   611
   one           167   444
   zero          167   278
   ptrail        167
   gap           99817
   min_repeat     4
   toggle_bit_mask 0x8000

       begin codes
           0                        0x23402600
           1                        0x2340A601
           2                        0x23402602
           3                        0x2340A603
           4                        0x23402604
           5                        0x2340A605
           6                        0x2340A606
           7                        0x2340A607
           8                        0x23402608
           9                        0x2340A609
           LAST                     0x2340260A
           POWER                    0x2340A60C
           INFO                     0x2340260F
           CH+                      0x2340A620
           CH-                      0x2340A621
           FF                       0x23402628
           REW                      0x2340A629
           PLAY                     0x2340262C
           PAUSE                    0x23402630
           STOP                     0x2340A631
           RECORD                   0x23402637
           A                        0x2340A638
           B                        0x2340A639
           RECORDEDTV               0x23402644
           FWD                      0x2340A64C
           REPLAY                   0x2340264D
           MENU                     0x2340A654
           EXIT                     0x2340A655
           UP                       0x2340A658
           DOWN                     0x23402659
           LEFT                     0x2340A65A
           RIGHT                    0x2340A65B
           OK                       0x2340A65C
           BACK                     0x2340A683
           C                        0x2340A686
           DELETE                   0x2340A69E
           TVVIDEO                  0x234026A8
           GUIDE                    0x234026CC
           ENTER                    0x234026E1
           VOD                      0x2340A6F0
           gointeractive            0x2340A6FD
       end codes

end remote

# /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
#Chosen Remote Control
REMOTE="Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all)"
REMOTE_MODULES="lirc_dev mceusb"

#Chosen IR Transmitter
TRANSMITTER="Microsoft Windows Media Center V2 (usb) : Scientific 
Atlanta Cable box"
TRANSMITTER_MODULES="lirc_dev mceusb"

#Enable lircd

#Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file

#Try to load appropriate kernel modules

# Default configuration files for your hardware if any

#Forcing noninteractive reconfiguration
#If lirc is to be reconfigured by an external application
#that doesn't have a debconf frontend available, the noninteractive
#frontend can be invoked and set to parse REMOTE and TRANSMITTER
#It will then populate all other variables without any user input
#If you would like to configure lirc via standard methods, be sure
#to leave this set to "false"

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