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    Question Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    I am seriously considering putting Mythbuntu onto an older HMC MythTV machine. This came with a proprietary IR remote control.

    Can anyone suggest what files I need to preserve/save to have some hope of getting this working under Mythbuntu?

    All comments will be well received.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    Really tough to say without more info like how old, what distro and what rev of MythTV. Is it the system currently running so you can see what mods are loaded. IMO, the thing you'll mostly have to worry about is the driver for the remote. If it's some remote that needs a special driver compiled could cause some issues if you try compiling on a new rev of linux. Could do a lsmod | grep lirc or just a straight lsmod to see what's there. For sure, I'd save the lircd.conf file and the .lircrc file.

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    Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    Thanks azmyth.

    I'll post any interesting results here. My preliminary look tells me the remote is unusual.

    More to follow...........

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    Question Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    BTW, what is the command to get a list of my h/w config as well?

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    Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Epiphyte View Post
    BTW, what is the command to get a list of my h/w config as well?
    lshw
    dmidecode

    Also save everything in /etc/lirc and ~/.lirc/

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    Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    hopefully you can open a terminal on the older machine.
    type
    Code:
    irw
    the results will tell you what type of remote it is.
    and we can the check to see if it is normally supported.
    Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling.

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    Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    LowSky:

    I get "irw 0.7.0-CVS". Is that the driver version?

    What now?

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    Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    sorry I'm an idiot and forgot to mention type irw, then hit a few buttons on the remote... the output will then tell you the remote model...

    my bad
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    Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    Hi LowSky:

    It gave me "d1ldo" (yes, truly !) This is a D1 "special", I think.

    I have seen this source in poking around. Which files should I save for my Mythbuntu m/c?

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    Re: Porting remote across to Mythbuntu

    i found this link
    http://mysettopbox.tv/phpBB2/viewtop...f1e0381f1fed64

    the remote dose exist and its kinda old yu can try saving the old lirc file like nickrout said and maybe it will work. but no way to really confirm

    if you can just type irw in a terminal on the new running machine and see if it works.. if not try porting the lirc files form the older machine over to the new one
    Last edited by LowSky; October 27th, 2010 at 01:16 PM.
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