[mythtv-users] Where do I put lircd? Plus how I got my remote to work
allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Mon Jul 21 12:40:18 UTC 2008
I have my remote working on my MX-500 but cannot find best way to make
it boot up working. I have mythbuntu 8.04 and am gun shy about
following complex instructions for other releases as they seem too
complex. I can find no updated documentation. There is no Mythbuntu
8.04 wiki at mythbuntu.org, for example.
I have everything working. All I have to do is issue this command
"lircd -H upd -d 5000" then restart X and the remote fires into my HD
Home Run and works perfectly.
To make it permanent, do I add the above command to /etc/rc.local?
Somewhere else? Is it more complex than that?
Anyway, this is what I did. I have an old remote left over from a
broken DVD player. It is an N2QAHB000012 which, of course, is not in
the database. I had a starting code for the MX-500 but can use the
learning mode on the MX-500 now that I have a the old DVD remote to
provide the codes so it is not a problem.
I used irrecord and followed the inline instructions and created a file
which I copied to lircd.conf. That was easy. I then ran
mythbuntu-lirc-generator to create my keybindings files, also easy.
However, I found many keys missing so created a little dictionary
(below) by looking in the sample files /usr/share/lirc/remotes/ and
actually doing dummy installs. I modified several of the key names in
my lircd.conf file to match the key names in some of those sample remote
There were still several keys that I wanted, aspect, play+, play- that I
could not find a way to auto generate so I modified the ~/.lirc/mythtv
file and added them to the list of key codes.
I used irw to test the remote, it is very helpful.
Below is my dictionary of key names that mythbuntu-lirc-generator will
recognize. There may be more but this is what I could find.
Finally, I issued my lircd command and restarted X. All is good except
I am unsure where to put the command to make it permanent on reboot
without issuing the command manually.
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