I am trying to get the blaster to work. If i use irsend the blaster blinks....Once for everytime I run the command irsend SEND_STOP PaceDC50X KEY_5 I have no errors and if I watch the transmitter with a camera it blinks once. If I watch the original remote and press the button once it blinks multiple times. If I point the original remote at the receiver and use irw I get the correct buttons detected by the receiver. I have multiple OSs and it works fine in Windows and I hold the sensor in place on the DTA with velcro in the same place as in Windows...Anyone have any idea?
Gets one blink from the transmitter
root@blackbox:~# ls /dev/lir*
irsend SEND_ONCE PaceDC50X KEY_5
#Chosen Remote Control
REMOTE="Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all)"
#Chosen IR Transmitter
TRANSMITTER="Microsoft Windows Media Center V2 (usb) : Motorola Cable box"
#Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file
#Try to load appropriate kernel modules
# Default configuration files for your hardware if any
#Forcing noninteractive reconfiguration
#If lirc is to be reconfigured by an external application
#that doesn't have a debconf frontend available, the noninteractive
#frontend can be invoked and set to parse REMOTE and TRANSMITTER
#It will then populate all other variables without any user input
#If you would like to configure lirc via standard methods, be sure
#to leave this set to "false"
root@blackbox:/etc/lirc/backup# cat lircd.conf
#This configuration has been automatically generated via
#the Ubuntu LIRC package maintainer scripts.
#It includes the default configuration for the remote and/or
#transmitter that you have selected during package installation.
#Feel free to add any custom remotes to the configuration
#via additional include directives or below the existing
#Ubuntu include directives from your selected remote and/or
#Configuration for the Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all) remote:
# Please make this file available to others
# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.8.6-CVS(default) on Mon Jan 11 21:34:36 2010
# contributed by Kirk Bocek
# brand: Comcast Branded Motorola DTA100 and Pace DC50X
# model no. of remote control: Unknown, Comcast Label
# devices being controlled by this remote: Motorola DTA100 & Pace DC50X
# These are a couple of the cheap digital converters being provided by
# Comcast as part of their analog shutdown. DTA100 information here:
# This remote also has power and volume buttons. You can program these
# to control your TV. But these DTAs *do* have internal volume and mute
# controls. The power button, however, is only for your TV and has no
# effect on the DTA.
# Because this remote use the XMP protocol, this config requires
# lirc 0.8.6 or later.
# Generated by starting with the generic XMP protocol configuration:
# and then using irrecord to add the keys.
# V.2 - Added Volume Up and Volume Down
# V.3 - Confirmed operation with Pace DC50X. Changed strings to
# conform with standard strings used in lirc 0.8.6.
one 0 137
zero 250 710
pre 250 12921
root@blackbox:/etc/lirc# dmesg | grep mceusb
[ 18.884628] input: MCE IR Keyboard/Mouse (mceusb) as /devices/virtual/input/input3
[ 18.935328] rc rc0: lirc_dev: driver ir-lirc-codec (mceusb) registered at minor = 0
[ 19.049704] mceusb 3-1:1.0: Registered FINTEK eHome Infrared Transceiver with mce emulator interface version 2
[ 19.049709] mceusb 3-1:1.0: 2 tx ports (0x0 cabled) and 2 rx sensors (0x0 active)
[ 19.049774] usbcore: registered new interface driver mceusb