View Full Version : [mythbuntu] [SOLVED] Mode2 works but IRW and irrecord do not
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.
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.
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
# devices being controlled by this remote:
# TV: VIZIO GV42L Code: 11758
# Game Consel: XBOX 360 Code: 21708
# MythTv: MCEUSB Philips Code: 20503
# 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.
name Vizio GV42L
header 8991 4437
one 576 1660
zero 576 539
repeat 8961 2240
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.) ?
September 30th, 2010, 12:44 AM
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.
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:
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