Such conflicts shows up as dmesg output about not being able to open the involved device, plus various other symptoms. If it still doesn’t work, have a look at this site or ask on the forums. If you don’t have a lirc package in you distribution or in my case a buggy version, it’s pretty easy to compile lirc from source:. So you can’t daisy-chain lircds. The second way to run irexec is to run it as a part of the session. Several of the pre-defined remotes uses non-standard key symbols.

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Some distributions ‘backport’ changes to the kernel, so even though your kernel is older than 2. Obviously, this saves some work.


One can browse the source code here: Not sure if these values are necessary lirf special conditions they had to be removed from the. In the contrib directory is an example file for the these devices called lirc. On Linux it is often easier to use the Lirc package. If you have more lircd instances you want to connect to, you can add more host: Combining both of these options might give unexpected results.

For further tweaking it is necessary to edit the Keyboard. The easiest way is to use the lircd daemon shipped with lirc package.


The card itself works fine, but after i upgraded to ubuntu 8. After the installation a configuration dialog will appear on Ubuntu. In some cases there is more info in the driver documentation. Take a note to the final decision.

LIRC – Linux Infrared Remote Control

So now that you configured lirc and irw gives the expected output, it’s time to let lirc talk to Kodi. There are some tools to aid in the configuration listed in programs overview. The “Hardware” column should be obvious. Text on this page is available under Attribution-ShareAlike 3.

The lirc-setup tool can be used to run mode2 with different drivers and devices in a GUI environment.

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The drivers for several remotes have been moved into the kernel and this means that many of them should ‘Just Work’ out of the box. Such conflicts shows up as dmesg output about not being able to vev/input the involved device, plus various other symptoms.

The first way is to run irexec as a system daemon. It runs lircd and irw as described below, making testing much simpler.

Views Read View source View history. Here, ‘rc0’ is OK if you have only one infrared device. When i try using lircd -n and irw, it crashes and i get this output from lircd -n: Next step is to inspect dmesg, possibly after reconnecting your device. It’s focused on the basic usage scenario to get the remote up and dev/imput, the more advanced features are not covered.


Views Read View source View history. This is done using modprobe 1 options or modprobe. To determine the driver to use you might need to know the name of your capture device, what module the kernel has loaded for it and the kernel device it’s connected to.

The lircd-setup script which by default is run before the lircd service runs this setup code as root. The easiest way to test if the correct device is found is to just try to print the data like in.

Another example is lirc serial drivers which conflicts with the kernel default tty driver.

LIRC – Linux Infrared Remote Control

The drawback is that since it runs as a regular user, it might run dve/input permission problems e. Now when you start xbmc the remote control should work.

The third field confused lircd, causing it to ignore these keys; removing the 0xBED7A9ED from each line fixed it.