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helicoptergeek
August 30th, 2008, 04:59 PM
I have been working on trying to get my mythbuntu 8.04 system to recognize my remote. I am using the Philips OVU4003 (MCE) to receive the signal and a vizio universal remote to send the signal.

I noticed that the philips would light up every time I pressed a button on the remote but could not get irw to recognize any signal input. I finally found out about mode2 and that does register button presses on my remote.

I am new to ubuntu/mythbuntu and this is my first post. I tried to find other threads but that proved unsuccessful.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

helicoptergeek
August 31st, 2008, 03:56 PM
I got it to work with a hack. I found the universal code for an xbox360 controller and programmed my remote. Then I downloaded the lircd.conf for the xbox360.

The command that I use is


sudo irrecord -H dev/input -d /dev/input/event4 altlircd.conf


I understand the sudo and irrecord. The altlircd.conf is the file the results get sent to. If someone could explain the -H dev/input and the -d /dev/input/event4 I might be able to get this to work.

While the current solution works, I would like to find a good irrecord tutorial because I am out of my depth.

helicoptergeek
September 2nd, 2008, 04:17 AM
Well I finally got it all to work. For those that have not found (like me until today) there is a good how to install lirc. It can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallLirc/Hardy.

With this use of that page I was able to sucessfully run and save irrecord. For those interested, here are the results:


# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.8.3pre1(default) on Mon Sep 1 13:50:49 2008
#
# contributed by
#
# brand: VIZIO
# model no. of remote: VIZIO Remote Control VUR8
# http://www.vizio.com/accessoryDetails.aspx?id=1430
# devices being controlled by this remote:
# TV: VIZIO GV42L Code: 11758
# Game Consel: XBOX 360 Code: 21708
# MythTv: MCEUSB Philips Code: 20503

# IMPORTANT!
# Inorder to get this to work you need to program on of the buttons (DVD,
# Audio, Cable) to 20503. I did this so that controling the MythTv box would
# conflict with the Vizio TV.
begin remote

name Vizio GV42L
bits 32
flags SPACE_ENC|CONST_LENGTH
eps 30
aeps 100

header 8991 4437
one 576 1660
zero 576 539
ptrail 559
repeat 8961 2240
gap 107369
toggle_bit_mask 0x0

begin codes
1 0xA25D807F
2 0xA25D40BF
3 0xA25DC03F
4 0xA25D20DF
5 0xA25DA05F
6 0xA25D609F
7 0xA25DE01F
8 0xA25D10EF
9 0xA25D906F
0 0xA25D50AF
Input 0xA25DE718
- 0xA25DA45B
Menu 0xA25D21DE
Info 0xA25D6897
Guide 0xA25D7B84
Exit 0xA25D44BB
Ok 0xA25D847B
Up 0xA25D01FE
Down 0xA25D817E
Left 0xA25D8A75
Right 0xA25DB24D
Last 0xA25DD42B
Mute 0x20DF906F
Volume_Up 0x20DF40BF
Volume_Down 0x20DFC03F
Channel_Up 0xA25D01FE
Channel_Down 0xA25D817E
Pause 0xA25D00FF
Play 0xA25DA857
Stop 0xA25D28D7
Fast_Forward 0xA25DC837
Rewind 0xA25D9867
Skip_Foward 0xA25D24DB
Skip_Back 0xA25DC43B
Rec 0xA25D17E8
end codes

end remote

bedek
June 9th, 2010, 11:29 AM
I've just found on ebay "Philips USB IR Remote Receiver Media Centre OVU4003/00" and I'm not sure if I should buy it to use with Ubuntu 10.4 (for XBMC)

As I understand this is not by default supported under Ubuntu (it's not on the list of supported devices when installing lirc).

I also understand that there is way to run this device and it can work fully with lirc after loading proper configuration and modules (including remote control configuration etc.) ?

esplinter
September 30th, 2010, 12:44 AM
Hi,

I am using this remote with xubuntu 10.04 and every button works out of the box.

When installing lirc (or doing dpkg-reconfigure lirc) you have to select "windows media center remote (all)" and everything works great.

bedek
September 30th, 2010, 11:21 AM
My problem is that receiver seems to blink (which informs that it receives signal from remote) even when I'm not pressing any button on remote - is any of you have same problem with receiver ?

Here is photo of my receiver:
http://attachments.techguy.org/attachments/112068d1185610264/ir-receiver-001.jpg