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    Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    Hi guys, i don't know if this is the right place to ask this question.
    I have about 4 Irman (evation) serial devices here. I have been trying for the past 2weeks to get this to work with ubuntu + MythBuntu but no luck. I have tried just about every website that shows how to install lirc but still no luck getting ubuntu to read this device. Can someone out there that has theirs working please post a howto.

    PS. I am trying to try use mythtv for HTPC.

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    So many people viewing this but not one response. I really don't want to go by MCE remote just to get this working.

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    I'm not familiar with the irman and their website isn't coming up...
    Is this a receiver, transmitter (blaster) , or both?

    is lirc installed?

    lircd -v
    will tell you what version you're using.

    Do you have your
    /etc/lirc/lircd.conf set up?

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    The Irman by Evation is a serial reciever. It looks like this
    http://www.intolect.com/irmandetail.htm

    It is similar (or the same) to one of those home brew serial recievers.

    I have tried different lirc... But "lircd 0.8.2" is the one currently installed.

    here is the remote code i downloaded to use with my Hauppauge remote.

    #
    # this config file was automatically generated
    # using lirc-0.6.4(any) on Mon Jan 28 19:49:15 2002
    #
    # contributed by
    #
    # brand: hauppauge
    # model no. of remote control:
    # supported devices:
    #

    begin remote

    name hauppauge
    bits 16
    eps 30
    aeps 100

    one 0 0
    zero 0 0
    pre_data_bits 16
    pre_data 0xFFFF
    post_data_bits 32
    post_data 0x0
    gap 209960
    min_repeat 6
    toggle_bit 0


    begin codes
    TV 0x000000000000FE00
    RADIO 0x000000000000FE60
    MUTE 0x000000000000FE40
    FULLSCREEN 0x000000000000FA20
    SOURCE 0x000000000000FBA0
    RESERVED 0x000000000000FC20
    MINIMIZE 0x000000000000FB20
    CH+ 0x000000000000FBE0
    CH- 0x000000000000FBC0
    VOL+ 0x000000000000FDE0
    VOL- 0x000000000000FDC0
    1 0x000000000000FFC0
    2 0x000000000000FFA0
    3 0x000000000000FF80
    4 0x000000000000FF60
    5 0x000000000000FF40
    6 0x000000000000FF20
    7 0x000000000000FF00
    8 0x000000000000FEE0
    9 0x000000000000FEC0
    0 0x000000000000FFE0
    end codes

    end remote
    #
    # this config file was automatically generated
    # using lirc-0.7.0pre2(irman) on Wed Feb 18 23:58:38 2004
    #
    # contributed by Ben Buxton <bb|bb.cactii.net>
    #
    # brand: hauppauge
    # model no. of remote control:
    # devices being controlled by this remote: Nova-T DVB PCI Card
    #

    begin remote

    name hauppauge
    bits 16
    eps 30
    aeps 100

    one 0 0
    zero 0 0
    pre_data_bits 16
    pre_data 0xFFFF
    post_data_bits 32
    post_data 0x0
    gap 213188
    min_repeat 8
    toggle_bit 0


    begin codes
    POWER 0x0000000000002A80
    GO 0x0000000000002AE0
    1 0x0000000000002940
    2 0x0000000000002970
    3 0x0000000000002960
    4 0x0000000000002910
    5 0x0000000000002900
    6 0x0000000000002930
    7 0x0000000000002920
    8 0x00000000000029D0
    9 0x00000000000029C0
    BACKEXIT 0x00000000000028A0
    0 0x0000000000002950
    MENU 0x0000000000002980
    RED 0x00000000000029E0
    GREEN 0x0000000000002BB0
    YELLOW 0x0000000000002AD0
    BLUE 0x0000000000002BC0
    UP 0x0000000000002B50
    DOWN 0x0000000000002B40
    LEFT 0x0000000000002840
    RIGHT 0x0000000000002850
    OK 0x0000000000002B00
    MUTE 0x00000000000029A0
    _BLANK 0x0000000000002990
    FULL 0x0000000000002A90
    REW 0x0000000000002A70
    PLAY 0x0000000000002A00
    FWD 0x0000000000002A10
    REC 0x0000000000002A20
    STOP 0x0000000000002A30
    PAUSE 0x0000000000002A50
    REPLAY 0x0000000000002B10
    SKIP 0x00000000000028B0
    end codes

    end remote

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    I think there's a mistake with your lircd.conf;
    you should only have one 'remote' section with the name 'hauppauge'.

    I see that you got your conf file from the lirc website, but I also read somewhere (i think in the lirc docs) that two devices cannot have the same name.
    Edit: Yup. it is in the docs. right here
    You may not assign the same name to two different remotes in the same configuration file.
    delete or comment out (#) one instance of 'hauppauge' and reload lirc.

    from (and including)

    #begin remote
    #...
    #end remote


    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/lirc restart
    then try an
    Code:
    irsend LIST "" ""
    your entry in lircd.conf should come up; you should get
    irsend: hauppauge

    what do you get?

    and which hauppauge remote are you using?
    Last edited by OffAxis; November 5th, 2007 at 07:21 PM. Reason: clarification

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    you also mentioned that you've tried every website on installing lirc that you've come across, but if you haven't tried the ubuntu specific site for gutsy yet, it's a worthwhile endeavor.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Install_Lirc_Gutsy

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    Let me begin by thanking you.. i forgot to mention that in the previous post. Thank you

    Ok down to business. I didn't even notice that the file had both sections there. Anyway deleted one out and restarted lirc which started fine. I issued your command and i get my prompt back and no hauppauge.

    Here is the remote i am using. http://www.hauppauge.com/images/new_remote.jpg

    One other thing i should mention is that i currently run SageTV using this remote and the IRman....Works fine but i really want to test out MythTV and switch completely to linux but this is the only thing standing in my way right now

    BTW, i have been to that site and others.... I will uninstall the lirc and redo it again using the Gusty version. Maybe i miss something.

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    I just checked the lirc homepage.
    Turns out, irman support is busted in 8.2 (your current version and the current version in repos). So the only option for using it is the cvs build.
    Instructions are here:
    http://www.lirc.org/cvs.html

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    Ok, I will uninstall again and see if i can figure out how to install it using the CVS. Any pointers here?

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    Re: Irman (Evation) and Lirc

    the install looks straightforward according to the directions on the lirc page. I've never done a build of it so I've got no advice aside from don't forget to have the required build tools installed;
    automake1.10
    libtool
    autoconf


    Good luck.

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