[mythtv-users] Re: irman
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 5 14:07:58 EDT 2004
On Sunday 04 April 2004 15:26, Joe Votour wrote:
> I'm CC'ing the MythTV-users list because you're not
> the first to ask me how to setup an irman with MythTV.
> I couldn't seem to find this information in the
> archives (or if it was there, I missed it).
> I don't use my irman anymore because setting it up
> requires recompiling a couple of packages. It's not
> difficult, but very time consuming, and it's such a
> waste since my PVR-250 and PVR-350 have an IR receiver
> that works with my universal remote.
> That said, here's how I went about getting it to work.
> This was a few months ago (at least), so things may
> have changed now.
> 1. Download and compile libirman. Back when I was
> doing this, the lirc team didn't have the correct
> version (lirc wanted 0.4.2, but they only had 0.4.1 on
> their page) - I had to find it externally. It now
> looks like they might have the right version in their
> downloads section.
> 2. After building libirman, you need to compile lirc,
> and enable irman support. If you follow the lirc
> compilation instructions, you should be able to
> navigate through the ncurses-based setup and select
> the irman as the device.
> 3. Now you need your configuration file. I wasn't
> able to get the lirc recording tool to work reliably,
> so I used a tool within libirman to generate a config
> file, then used a tool called irman2lirc, included
> with lirc (in the contrib directory).
> That done, it worked fairly well, although now that I
> have my universal remote working with my Hauppauge
> cards, I don't bother with the irman anymore.
> The documentation for libirman can give you better
> details than I can off the top of my head.
Just FYI, Axel Thimm was working on a LIRC rpm that included IRman
support. Don't recall where we left off with that...
As far as generating the config goes, I'm able to use 'irrecord' just
find with mine.
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