Media Center Remotes
Windows Media Center Remotes (USB)
Vendors Website: http://tinyurl.com/94q6j
Newer revisions:Driver exists but is unstable
"Original" Remotes: lirc_mceusb included with lirc package
Newer "Phillips eHome": http://www.blatter.com/mceusb
USB Remote intended for Media Center PCs
Issues and Problems
The newer remotes are barely supported. This should change.
Need to write when I get time
Phillips eHome: Follow the INSTALL guide at http://www.blatter.com/mceusb/INSTALL. Be sure that the source you are compiling against is the recomended 0.7.0 branch.
For my Gentoo (2.6.10) installation I had to do a few extra things. Before following any install documentation, remove all lirc_mceusb.ko and lirc_dev.ko modules. Mine were in /lib/modules/2.6.10/misc/ . I also had to remove /lib/dev-state/lirc* because devfs was apparently trying to restore some older (non working) lirc states.
Now follow the instructions in the INSTALL to verify proper installation (it may be helpful to load the module with "modprobe -v lirc_mceusb" to ensure you are loading the proper modules from the proper places).
I will add more to this as I understand it better, but for right now I finally have this working. Any help on Wiki Formatting would also be appreciated. This is a HardWare Template page - check back from time to time to make sure the style is consistent Category Hardware