[mythtv-users] Re: Seeking Remote Control Advice for PVR-500
joevph at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 7 22:24:33 UTC 2005
Unfortunately, I don't know how lirc works, because I
haven't studied the source code. Therefore, I'll use
one of our "favorite" concepts in the software
industry, that of the "black box".
This is what happens:
1. You press the button on the remote
2. The IR receiver receives the IR pulses from the
3. lirc communicates with the IR receiver and converts
whatever the IR receiver tells it into lirc's own
format. (This is the "black box").
Now... Your hypothetical example (NOOB) has it
correct, but, oo, you can't just make up a number.
You need to configure your IR receiver and make sure
that it's working with the lirc programs (you have
read the lirc documentation for which programs to use,
right?). Once you know that the hardware is good, you
can use the "irrecord" program to create an lircd.conf
--- Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmmm. Not to beat a dead horse here, but I'm stil
> not clear on how this
> mapping takes place. Bear with me for a sec....
> I understand that we have programmed the remote to
> send code 240 when the
> sleep button is pressed. How the lirc kernel knows
> that code 240 maps to
> x'166' (sleep) in lirc.conf isn't obvious. I assume
> that lirc then makes an
> association between x'166' (sleep) and the sleep
> button entry in lircrc,
> which then sends a command to mythtv to skip to the
> previous commercial cut?
> Maybe it's easier to take a completely new example:
> Let's say my OFA remote has a key called NOOB that
> is not already activated
> by the VCR 0081 standard. If I wanted this button to
> cause mythtv to take
> some action, I suppose I would need to 1) program
> the remote to send an EFC
> code (for sake of argument, say 777). Then, 2) I
> would need an entry in
> lirc.conf called noob, associated with what hex
> code? Would I make one up?
> How does lirc know what my intent is for code 777?
> Then, 3) I assume I would
> create an entry in lircrc that defines a button
> called noob, that invokes
> the mythtv function I want to use.
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