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linux remote problems (Solved): )

linux remote problems (Solved): )

Postby Niels » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:31 pm

HI Everyone.

I am trying to use my remote with the latest mythbuntu 12.04.

I successfully installed the driver on mythbuntu 12.04.

when I installed lirc with mythbuntu the remote never worked. I reinstalled mythbuntu without lirc and then installed the driver again.
Without lirc, the remote now worked partially - arrows, volume and numbers

I installed lirc and followed the config instructions on viewtopic.php?f=22&t=103&start=10#p615 (used exact config files, made rule for tbs-ir)

mode2 always responds to the remote.

if lirc is turned off, remote works partially (same as when it is not installed) - arrows, volume and numbers.
irw doesn't work

if lirc is turned on, remote does not work at all, no response on any button.
irw doesn't work

if lirc service is turned off, but I run lircd manually, remote still works partially (same as if it is turned off)
however, irw does work ! some kind of breakthrough but it doesn't help because the software is still doing the same as if lirc wasn't installed.

irrecord usually gives me just one dot and then nothing.

I feel like the problem is that whatever is picking up the signal without lirc, is prevent lirc from doing so, as was suggested in
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2896 (but what is offered there as a solution there doesn't even work for me).


I really hope someone can help me because I have been working on this for so many hours I am at the point of banging my head against the wall.
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Re: linux remote problems :(

Postby SergioDanielG » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:49 am

The partial function, maby is because ths S.O. is capturing ir commands and work as is you push the keyboard. In this case, disable this in your S.O. or config all remote buttons.
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Re: linux remote problems :(

Postby Niels » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:08 am

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.
What do you meam with 'S.O.'?
I don't know how I can configure all the buttons. I wish I could.
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Re: linux remote problems :(

Postby SergioDanielG » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:31 pm

Niels wrote:Hi,

Thanks for your reply.
What do you meam with 'S.O.'?
I don't know how I can configure all the buttons. I wish I could.


I'm sorry. S.O. = operating system, in spanish.

Configure buttons depend of your linux distribution, specialy desktop environment.

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Re: linux remote problems :(

Postby Niels » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:50 am

I use mythbuntu. I can't find any information on configuring remote buttons in linux apart from with lirc?
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Re: linux remote problems :(

Postby Niels » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:17 am

I was able to solve my problem by turning off lirc completely and using a tool called ir-keytable, to reconfigure the key codes mapped to the remote buttons. I linked it to regular keys like 'p' for pause, mapped the ok button to the regular 'enter' etc.
This way I am able to use all the buttons in my applications, just making configuring them to use the same keystrokes for the same action. Works like a charm and I am very happy.
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Re: linux remote problems :(

Postby SergioDanielG » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:49 am

Congratulation! and thanks for share your solution.
Best regards.
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Re: linux remote problems (Solved): )

Postby schlussbilanz » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:03 am

Niels wrote:I was able to solve my problem by turning off lirc completely and using a tool called ir-keytable, to reconfigure the key codes mapped to the remote buttons. I linked it to regular keys like 'p' for pause, mapped the ok button to the regular 'enter' etc.
This way I am able to use all the buttons in my applications, just making configuring them to use the same keystrokes for the same action. Works like a charm and I am very happy.


Can u send me your keymap? My keymap doesn't work :(

Best regards...
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Re: linux remote problems (Solved): )

Postby schlussbilanz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:26 pm

OK i've created my keymap and it works.

/etc/rc_keymaps/tbs6981:
Code: Select all
# table tbs6981, type: NEC
0x9f   KEY_ESC
0x99   KEY_ENTER
0x84   KEY_ESC      #Power
0x94   KEY_MUTE
0x87   KEY_1
0x86   KEY_2
0x85   KEY_3
0x8b   KEY_4
0x8a   KEY_5
0x89   KEY_6
0x8f   KEY_7
0x8e   KEY_8
0x8d   KEY_9
0x92   KEY_0
0x80   KEY_ESC   #Back
0xd4   KEY_DELETE
0x81   KEY_UP
0x88   KEY_DOWN
0x90   KEY_LEFT
0x82   KEY_RIGHT
0x96   KEY_UP   #CHANNELUP
0x91   KEY_DOWN   #CHANNELDOWN
0x93   KEY_VOLUMEUP
0x8c   KEY_VOLUMEDOWN
0xdd   KEY_TV
0x9d   KEY_ZOOM
0x95   KEY_FAVORITES
0x9b   KEY_MODE
0x9e   KEY_M   #MENU
0x9c   KEY_M   #EGP
0x97   KEY_SUBTITLE
0x9a   KEY_CAMERA
0x83   KEY_R   #RECORD
0xde   KEY_P   #Play
0x98   KEY_P   #Pause
0xdc   KEY_ESC   #Stop
0xdb   KEY_LEFT   #REWIND
0xda   KEY_RIGHT   #FASTFORWARD
0xd9   KEY_UP   #PREVIOUS
0xd8   KEY_DOWN   #NEXT


To use the keymap with ir-keytable:
Code: Select all
ir-keytable -w /etc/rc_keymaps/tbs6981
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