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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:12 pm    Post subject: Pinnacle remote control 41 buttons programming Reply with quote

i have a remote control which came with my pinnacle TvTuner card now since i am using gentoo & pinnacle don't have any software support for it my remote control is use less.

But i want to make it work coz it has 41 buttons which i can program for 41 tasks which will make my life very easy & i can operate my pc from a distance.

i can able to
reduce voice / increase voice
or start Xmms
or start mplayer
or mount a cd
eject a cd
mount a dvd
eject a dvd
playe dvd /cd

these r few functions just imagin i can use 41 functions with this the basic problem is how can i use it
i don't know what chipset it uses.
please help me what to do. & what u want to know i will post it in no time.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should look at lirc
This remote works with it (according to their site)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanx i saw the site as u told me but it is a bit difficult to understand.
i am using a reciver on my com port 1.
can u please guide me how to do this.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I'm a bit lazy to make a howto, and I use another remote control that isn't connected to the serial port, I searched on google for a howto.
Found here
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i did it work yesterday :)

first of all regular 'emerge lirc' will install serial homebrew driver for
lirc wich is not your case. you should do

# LIRC_OPTS='--with-driver=pctv' emerge lirc

this will not use kernel tree (so no problem with koutput issue) and
therefore no lirc_dev.ko lirc_serial.ko will compiled. in fact your pctv
driver is yet inside lircd daemon :P

but you still should use serial port, where ir reciever is attached, so you
need to load module 8250 which will report in dmesg something like

# dmesg
ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is a NS16550A

or some other ttySx (it depends on how many serial ports you have, and on
which among them you attached IR reciever).

verify that you have /etc/lircd.conf that should be automatically merged in
live filesystem and try to start it in debugging mode...

# lircd -n -debug 2 --device=/dev/ttySx

on another terminal you can test your remote

# irw

if all works dont forget to add --device option to your /etc/conf.d/lircd
which will still points to /dev/lircd that does not exist.

now you just have to adopt ~/.lircrc file in order to make all other
applications bind buttons to their internal commands... if you need i can
send you my ~./lircrc for mplayer television support.

enjoy your buttons


Here's another tutorial I found on those forums.

Once you're finished installing lirc, you need to use a program to use it: the easiest is when you use kde, as there you have a gui config tool for telling what each button should do, if you don't use kde, there's still irexec that is bundled with lirc
Try those, and ask a question if it still doesn't work.
Good luck
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