[vdr] Problem with Remote Wonder and VDR :(

Philippe Gramoullé philippe at gramoulle.com
Tue Jan 17 09:55:19 CET 2006


Hello Chris,

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 02:39:37 -0000
"Chris Miles" <chrismiles at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

  | I have built and installed LIRC with the configure switch for the AT Usb device.
  | 
  | I have /dev/lircd and /dev/lirc0 - permissions are correct.
  | 
  | I have a lircd.conf which is setup correctly for my remote control.
  | 
  | lircd would not run because /dev/lirc did not exist so I just created a symlink to lirc0 which works fine.

You don't need /dev/lirc, at least here on a recent Debian : udev creates /dev/lirc0
which is the device you need to use.

  | 
  | I can execute lircd fine.
  | 
  | irw executes as well and catches all the remote control presses so the remote control is working fine.
  | 
  | I am using VDR 1.3.38 which I made with make REMOTE=LIRC NO_KBG=1

Maybe it's a typo when writing this mail, but maybe not, so the right make option is:
NO_KBD=1 , and not NO_KBG=1

  | 
  | I then startup VDR and it wants to setup the RC unit... it does not recognise any button presses.
  | 
  | /var/log/syslog is still saying setting up KBD ???
  | 
  | Jan 17 02:36:18 localhost vdr[6413]: remote control KBD - learning keys
  | Jan 17 02:36:18 localhost vdr[6413]: KBD remote control thread started (pid=6413, tid=6422)
  | 
  | I forced --lirc=/dev/lircd --no-kbd onto the command when I execute vdr.

On Debian , /dev/lircd is a socket , you need to use the character device, which is /dev/lirc0
So try --lirc=/dev/lirc0 --no-kbd

  | 
  | syslog now says
  | 
  | Jan 17 02:24:57 localhost vdr[6367]: remote control LIRC - learning keys
  | Jan 17 02:24:57 localhost vdr[6367]: LIRC remote control thread started (pid=6367, tid=6376)
  | 
  | No other messages in the log but still not doing anything when I hit keys on the remote :(
  | 
  | any ideas folks??
  | 
  | Chris


Try out the suggested changes and let me know if it's better.

Thanks,

Philippe



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