[mythtv-users] Lirc confusion
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Apr 18 21:13:32 UTC 2011
On 04/18/2011 05:09 PM, Gary wrote:
> Linux info from <command: uname --all> is: Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64
> #1 SMP
> Command used to show my Mythtv status was <gary at debian:~$ mythbackend
> Please attach all output as a file in bug reports.
> MythTV Version : 0.23.1
> MythTV Branch : tags/release-0-23-1
> Network Protocol : 23056
> Library API : 0.23.1.201000710-1
> QT Version : 4.6.3
> Options compiled in:
> linux release using_oss using_alsa using_pulse using_jack
> using_pulseoutput using_backend using_directfb using_dvb
> using_firewire using_fribidi using_frontend
> using_glx_proc_addr_arb using_hdhomerun using_hdpvr using_iptv
> using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libfftw3 using_lirc
> using_mheg using_opengl_video using_opengl_vsync using_qtdbus
> using_qtwebkit using_v4l using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv
> using_xvmc using_xvmc_vld using_xvmcw using_bindings_perl
> using_bindings_python using_opengl using_vdpau
> using_ffmpeg_threads using_libavc_5_3 using_live using_mheg
> It looks like Lirc was included when mythtv was installed.
> Last 3 evenings spent searching for guidance in setting up lirc
> But most of it was "Greek" to me.
> What I want to do is be able to change channels of a satellite set top
> box from the pc keyboard - (want to try controlling the stb using the
> usb port)
> What needs to be installed (or configured) to get lirc working?
> Any suggestions greatly appreciated
MythTV uses LIRC only for receiving input. It cannot send signals using
You need an external channel change script for controlling a LIRC
transmitter that can send IR signals to your STB.
Or, for some STBs, you can use firewire:
More information about the mythtv-users