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July 2nd, 2009, 11:26 AM
Running MBR SR 3.1 , Jaunty 9.04 64-bit (fresh installation)

"out-of-the-box", the device seems OK (volume up & down), but having issues with configuration (want to set OOo presentation bindings).

lircd.conf file has required line in:
include "/usr/share/lirc/remotes/apple/lircd.conf.macmini"
which contain the following data:

# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.8.2(macmini) on Tue Dec 11 11:35:26 2007
# contributed by Sebastian Schaetzel
# brand: Apple
# model no. of remote control: A1156
# devices being controlled by this remote: Mac mini, MacBookPro 15"
# SantaRosa (3.1), MacBook2

begin remote

name Apple_A1156
bits 8
eps 30
aeps 100

one 0 0
zero 0 0
pre_data_bits 24
pre_data 0x87EE81
gap 211982
toggle_bit_mask 0x0
ignore_mask 0x0000ff01

begin codes
PLAY 0x04
MENU 0x02
end codes

end remote

hardware.conf has the required line in:

`cat /proc/bus/input/devices` provides the following relevant info:

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=05ac Product=8242 Version=0016
N: Name="Apple Mac mini infrared remote control driver"
P: Phys=/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.2/usb7/7-1/7-1:1.0/input/input6
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event6
B: EV=100003
B: KEY=10c0000800 c000000000000 0

Trying to set gnome-lirc-properties:
Manufacturer: Linux Input Device
Model: Apple Mac mini infrared remote control driver

By process of elimination, the device seems to be (& confirmed by cat testing):

IR Remote Control: (tried both ways)
Manufacturer: Apple
Model: A1156

The "Unlock" button never becomes active (even if running app in sudo), nor does it commit/save the changes.
Keeps defaulting to None, None, ADS Tech, USBX-707

The "update" button downloads the 2,590.5 KiB file, but then crashed with the following error message:

Rejected send message, 1 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.73" (uid=1000 pid=10836 comm="/usr/bin/python /usr/bin/gnome-lirc-properties ") interface="org.gnome.LircProperties.Mechanism" member="InstallRemoteDatabase" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.76" (uid=0 pid=11191 comm="/usr/bin/python -m gnome_lirc_properties.backend "))

`irw` does not return any values.
`ganyremote` confounds me

even tried reinstalling & dpkg-reconfigure 'ing the gnome-lirc-properties

So, strictly-speaking the LIRC IS working, but having a helluva time with the config

Anyone have any advice or help for me, please?


- J

August 13th, 2009, 11:49 AM

I would advice to remove lirc-gnome-properties, since it does not recognise /dev/input/eventX-devices.

Run a
dpkg-reconfigure lirc afterwards.

so long
hank AKA clasikowski