View Full Version : [ubuntu] LIRC + USB Dongle + Pangolin Performance

February 27th, 2009, 02:58 PM
A couple of years ago I built a serial IR receiver and it worked just fine on one of my computers. Even got the Wiimote to work.

Anyways I have been using my pangolin on my TV via HDMI, and I want to use LIRC again, but this time via USB (no serial port)

Anyone done this and know of a good howto?

What about a known compatible usb dongle?

Just wondering, it'd be nice to have while using boxee

February 27th, 2009, 05:02 PM
This might help...

As for an actual device... I don't know. I've heard somebody say they had some success with the Echostar 5.3 IR 148784.

Not sure if that suits your purposes though.

February 27th, 2009, 05:29 PM
Oh nice LIRC is in the repositories, that's new...well last time I did this was 2006.

My remote from my TV will/should work. It's on the supported list.


February 27th, 2009, 05:52 PM
If anyone is interested I found a site where they offer a USB IR Dongle and support for it.

They also offer the driver in .deb format