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coolen
July 3rd, 2008, 10:50 AM
I'm trying to get the remote that came with my laptop working. I'm not entirely sure where to start, though. Is there a way to tell if the receiver is working, brand, etc? Is the brand even important?

I know this is a newb question, but I've never done this before.

funkydan2
July 5th, 2008, 08:06 AM
I think the place to start is with the LIRC (http://www.lirc.org/) homepage and have a poke around in their documentation to see how to get started with your remote control. If the IR receiver is supported in the kernel, it should be fiddly, but not impossible to get your remote control.