Nick | 2 May 06:09 2005
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Help setting up Sky Navigator remote to replace keyboard/mouse under X

I've purchased a (UK) Sky Navigator remote control which, apart from
being a decent quality remote control, contains a very convenient
QWERTY keyboard inside it. I have managed to find a couple of sites
that mention using it under X as a keyboard/mouse device but no
detailed information.

I currently use a Hauppauge remote and have PS2 keyboard and mouse
plugged in to my media PC, but I want to get rid of these and replace
with the Navigator remote using a serial port IR receiver.

My current LIRC setup uses customised sections in the lircrc file for
each application I use the remote with, but looking at 2 lircrc files
I have found for the Navigator remote:

1 file uses separate configs for each application, such as
myth,xine,mplayer (as I currently do) e.g.

begin
    prog = mythtv
    button = up
    repeat = 4
    config = Up
end

1 file exclusively uses irxevent blocks for each key, and CurrentWindow. e.g.

begin
    prog = irxevent
    remote = skyplus
    button = up
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Denys Dmytriyenko | 1 May 02:52 2005

Packard Bell receiver on 2.6 kernel

Hi.

I recently upgraded my HTPC running Gentoo from kernel 2.4.26 to 2.6.11
and now I cannot make my Packard Bell serial receiver work with LIRC. I
tried LIRC 0.7.0 and 0.7.1 w/o a success.

I searched the Internet and found the same problem reported a few months
ago on LIRC list, but there was no answer to that.

Here is a very good problem description sent by Shawn Flynn
(http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=9927880), it is
just Gentoo and kernel 2.6.11 for me, but the rest is the same:

-------------------------------------------------
Hello everyone,

I am trying to install LIRC 0.7.0pre8 on my Fedora Core 2 system and
seem to have hit an impasse. I am hoping someone here can help point out
what I am doing wrong.

First, my system consists of...
 	Fedora Core 2
 	Kernel version 2.6.8-1.521
 	lirc-0.7.0pre8 cvs snapshot from Oct 9
 	Packard Bell FastMedia remote attached to com1

I downloaded the lirc-0.7.0pre8 snapshot, ran ./setup.sh and selected
"Other Serial" > "Packard Bell" as the remote, then did a "Run
Configure". After that it was "make" and "make install." Both ran
without any errors. I did a "chmod 666 /dev/lircd" and added "alias
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Yan Seiner | 2 May 19:27 2005

Help setting up Sky Navigator remote to replace keyboard/mouse under X

> 
> Do I need to use irxevent for everything if I use this as an X keyboard dev=
> ice?
> What driver would I specify in my xorg.conf file?
> How does LIRC interface with X when using a remote as a keyboard device?
> 
> I have a lircd.conf setup file for the Navigator remote, and a sample
> lircrc file, but I want to know what I need to do (config/drivers etc)
> to be able to use the remote as a keyboard too (i.e. typing on the
> console and in apps, using the cursor keys to control the X mouse icon
> etc).
> 
> I'll be fairly happy just to be able to use the remote within MythTV,
> Xine, mplayer etc as before, but as the remote has the keyboard I was
> really hoping to be able to use all of its functionality.
> 
> If any kind users could provide me with some *much needed* info, I'd
> be most appreciative.

Google for kbdd - it's a user-space keyboard input for lirc among others.

--Yan

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Martin Spears | 2 May 20:44 2005
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home brew serial problems

I am running gentoo on a amd sempron 2400. I have built a homebrew receiver,
and it works on winlirc. I am trying to get it running on my Linux system. I
am running devfs, on kernel 2.6.11.7

when I do a irrecord i get:

irrecord -  application for recording IR-codes for usage with lirc

Copyright (C) 1998,1999 Christoph Bartelmus(lirc@...)

irrecord: could not open /dev/lirc
irrecord: default_init(): Is a directory
irrecord: could not init hardware (lircd running ? --> close it, check
permissions)

if I try running lircd --nodaemon i get :

 /usr/local/sbin/lircd --nodaemon
lircd 0.7.1: lircd(serial) ready
lircd 0.7.1: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
lircd 0.7.1: could not open /dev/lirc
lircd 0.7.1: default_init(): Is a directory
lircd 0.7.1: caught signal
Terminated

i was wondering I might get some help with this

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Kim Klinkhamer | 3 May 02:52 2005
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Kernel patch

Is there a kernel patch for lirc 0.7.1 and kernel 2.6.11.8?
 
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Nathan Lee | 3 May 05:46 2005
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Install trouble: can't find device

I have successfully built and installed lirc on my FC 2 
machine. I am using a serial IR adapter, purchased from 
zapway.de. The configure script gave me some trouble when it 
couldn't find my kernel scripts. I specified my kernel path, 
and it went smoothly from there. 

I am trying to test the device using the "mode2" tool. I get 
the following error message: 

mode2: error opening /dev/lirc 
mode2: No such device 

The device IS in /dev ! ls -l /dev/lir* gives me this: 

crw-r--r--  1 root root 61, 0 Apr 27 18:48 /dev/lirc 
prw-r--r--  1 root root     0 Apr 27 18:39 /dev/lircd 
prw-r--r--  1 root root     0 Apr 27 18:39 /dev/lircm 

What's going on? I suspect that the driver isn't finding my 
serial IR receiver, but I don't know what step to take next. 

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Christoph Bartelmus | 3 May 08:20 2005
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Re: Install trouble: can't find device

Hi!

Nathan Lee "leenc@..." wrote:
> I have successfully built and installed lirc on my FC 2
> machine. I am using a serial IR adapter, purchased from
> zapway.de. The configure script gave me some trouble when it
> couldn't find my kernel scripts. I specified my kernel path,
> and it went smoothly from there.
>
> I am trying to test the device using the "mode2" tool. I get
> the following error message:
>
> mode2: error opening /dev/lirc
> mode2: No such device

Is lirc_serial loaded?
What's the dmesg output of it?

Christoph

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Christoph Bartelmus | 3 May 08:15 2005
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Re: home brew serial problems

Hi!

Martin Spears "martin@..." wrote:
> I am running gentoo on a amd sempron 2400. I have built a homebrew receiver,
> and it works on winlirc. I am trying to get it running on my Linux system. I
> am running devfs, on kernel 2.6.11.7
[...]
>  /usr/local/sbin/lircd --nodaemon
> lircd 0.7.1: lircd(serial) ready
> lircd 0.7.1: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
> lircd 0.7.1: could not open /dev/lirc
> lircd 0.7.1: default_init(): Is a directory

Use the --device option to select the correct device. Probably something  
like /dev/lirc/0.

Christoph

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Christoph Bartelmus | 3 May 08:17 2005
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Re: Kernel patch

Hi!

Kim Klinkhamer "KlinkhamerK@..." wrote:

> Is there a kernel patch for lirc 0.7.1 and kernel 2.6.11.8?

http://freshmeat.net/projects/linux-cko/ seems to be up-to-date.

Christoph

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Nathan Lee | 4 May 06:57 2005
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Re: Install trouble: can't find device

It appears that lirc_serial is NOT loaded. 

the command 

lsmod | grep lirc 

outputs: 

lirc_dev               17396  0 

I thought the setup.sh script had identified that I was 
using a serial adapter, but something apparently went wrong. 
I'm guessing this setting may have been lost because I was 
using some arguments with the ./configure script to specify 
my kernel path (the ./configure script orginally said it 
couldn't find my kernel sources). 

Okay, so how can I get lirc_serial up and running? 

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