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Questions tagged [lirc]

Lirc is an application suite that allows control of your computer using a remote control.

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Lirc Not working in 16.04

So this may seem a bit old perhaps but I am attempting to setup lirc to control a Motorola STB for use with MythTV. I am running Myth on Ubuntu 16.04 and installed lirc with 'apt-get'. I am trying to,...
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irw doesn't show any output (cannot connect to socket /dev/lirc0: connection refused)

I'm trying to get an IR remote to work but I'm having to troubles. irrecord /dev/lirc0 is working just fine and I can record my keys but irw has a connection refused error. Hexdump /dev/lirc0 shows ...
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Cannot configure lirc on Ubuntu 17.10

I just installed lirc on my Ubuntu 17.10 computer and I can't choose IR device. Usually this was performed when installing lirc, however no dialog appeared when I installed it using sudo apt install ...
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irsend: could not connect to socket, No such file or directory

After battling with the MythTV setup on my Ubuntu Server 16.04 build for a couple of days, I finally got the backend set up and liveTV working on an Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 on the front end. Now I'm on ...
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IR remote - some media keys won't work (KEY_NEXTSONG / KEY_PREVIOUSSONG)

I read a lot of texts to come this far :) After 17.04 upgrade LIRC didn't work anymore with my NUC7i5...so I did find out about using ir-keytable. (This post helped me a lot!) So after uninstalling ...
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LIRC's “devinput” driver dead after upgrade to 17.04

I have been using the same IR reciever and remote for my HTPC build since 15.10 - I achieved this using LIRC with a custom lircd.conf. Recently, after I upgraded to 17.04, LIRC became unresponsive. ...
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Lirc Configuration Dialog Not Coming Up After Install

When I follow every guide I can find about LIRC they all talk about this configuration dialog that is supposed to pop up so I can set my remote IR receiver type, however when I do it I get no such ...
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How to setup guest session to be able to run MythTV Frontend and LIRC

I made a guest-prefs account to setup guest session like advised in related Ubuntu document. However, LIRC and MythTV Frontend do not work in guest session then, but work in guest-prefs account. When ...
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How do I configure my MCE remote in Xenial?

My MCE remote is working in Xenial, yet no LIRC is installed. Everything works on it except the OK and the BACK button. What service is using it? and how do I configure it to fix the OK and BACK, ...
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KODI Remote control using LIRC worked and now doesn't

I have Ubuntu 16.04 and Kodi 15.02. I have a Sony MCE RC6 type remote control, so I installed LIRC, configured for Windows Media remote control, tested it with IRW, and it worked. KODI then worked ...
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Use LIRC on Intel NUC (5th generation)

I would like to use one of my old remote controls belonging to different devices for controlling the NUC5i7RYH. After a BIOS update, in BIOS I can now choose between "Generic Remote Controller" "RC6 ...
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Set the lirc order of devices

I have two remote devices. One USB MCE remote dongle, that I want to use, and a built-in device on my satellite PCI-E card that I neither use or want to. When things boot up, lirc assigns these ...
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Remote with mythbuntu

I think i have found what may be my issue but i dont know how to fix it with my remote not working in mythbuntu. It is complaining about a file missing in sys/class/rc/* my issue is there are ...
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I installed Mythbuntu 14.04 and can't get my remote to work

I try to restart lirc and I get the following error: find: `/sys/class/rc/*/': No such file or directory * Stopping remote control daemon(s): LIRC [ OK ] * Loading ...
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LIRC in 14.04 (needed for XBMC) [closed]

I just installed 14.04 Trusty Tahr (Beta). When running XBMC (Gotham nightly build) on in and using my LIRC remote control I noticed that only the arrow keys and Volume keys (including mute) work. ...
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BT_GET_CAPABILITIES warning slowing down audio apps

I'm using a bluetooth audio receiver to stream music from my PC to an old stereo. Everything works fine, except that everytime an app needs to use audio, and starts initializing ALSA, it gets lots of ...
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MCE Remote Control - lirc Reponds - Now What?

My Hauppauge MCE remote now works with Ubuntu 13.10. However, when I try to use something like VLC Media Player, nothing happens (e.g. the video does not pause when I press the pause button). I ...
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Building lirc package from source with patches

I'd like to build latest lirc package for 12.04 with two patches from here to make USB Infrared toy v2 work: Running sudo apt-build source lirc gave me ➜ build ll total 960 drwxr-xr-x 10 root root ...
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Start irexec on boot with a script

I created a file in /etc/init.d/startirexec.sh with the contents: #! /bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: irexec # Required-Start: $all # Required-Stop: $all # Default-Start: ...
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lircd works when run from command line, not when run from init.d/service

I'm configuring a system for use as a media centre, running Mythbuntu 12.04. Everything is working, short of the remote. I've configured my remote, and it I start lirc from the command line, it works ...
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AVS / Mediagate GP-IR02BK (TSGP-IR01) Remote and LIRC

Trying to get an XBMC HTP up and running using ubuntu as the os. Running 13.04 since 12.04 would not install on the pc - I have a Gigabyte Birx mini with the i3 chip and a 64 gb msata drive. To ...
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Installng Ubuntu Control Center prompts me with a debconf prompt

Since every installation guide uses Ubuntu Control Center and I'm not such an expert with Ubuntu yet, I figured it might be a lot easier to go through any tutorial if I have UCC myself. So I went to ...
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Unsupported infrared (IR) remote in Ubuntu

I have an infrared eye and remote, named IR 507 and RC105, which only has Windows-support (drives avaliable on http://edio-rc105-ir507.driver.soft32download.com/). Seems I only use Ubuntu nowadays, I ...
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IR Remote button being recognised by ir-keytable but not by irw

I am having a strange problem where one button on my media center remote is not being recognised by irw. I have it setup to receive ir-keytable scans via devinput. I have had the same environment ...
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Can I set up LIRC to enable me to navigate the Unity Launcher, using my MCE Remote Control, and how would I do this?

I have MythTV front-end, XBMC and Steam Linux installed and running fine on my Ubuntu 12.04 HTPC and would like to be able to control the machine by IR Remote Control, without having to plug in a ...
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apple remote control setup on iMac with Ubuntu 12.10

in the process of setting up the remote control of my iMac (running Ubuntu 12.10), I am stuck. I followed the instructions that I found on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LIRC and I am stuck after ...
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In XBMC, “OK”, “Vol +/-” and “Back” buttons not working

I have an Asus S1-AT5NM10E HTPC which has an integrated IR receiver. On Ubuntu 12.04, I have installed XBMC, but when I press "OK", "Vol +/-" or "Back" on my MCE remote (in fact, a Logitech Harmony ...
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LIRC (remote control daemon) doesn't work

I have Pinnacle's Analog TV PCI card with remote (IR) controller. I want to use this remote controller to control XBMC. I've read that I need LIRC daemon so I installed it (sudo apt-get install lirc)...
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How do I enable changes in /etc/lirc/lircrc without reboot

I have installed lirc, and I want to use irexec to control my music player daemon (mpd) using mpc commands from my mce remote control. Works fine, except for one thing: If I want to edit the /etc/...
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mythbuntu 12 - lirc device doesn't appear to even exist

I'm trying to get a new installation of Mythbuntu working. So far, everything is OK except the remote. The sensor for the remote is on my Hauppauge WinTV HVR 1250. First I tried to run irw to see ...
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lirc_zilog IR transmission no longer working with HD-PVR on 12.04

I have been running a ubuntu 10.04 with a patched version of lirc_zilog for two years. I upgraded to 12.04 and lirc_zilog is no longer working with my HD-PVR. The MythTV wiki reports that it did work ...
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Tracing IR to Hauppage remote on Mythbuntu 12.04

I have installed Mythbuntu 12.04 on an AMD dual core. Basic TV play and record functions are working, but I am having some troubles with the remote. The card is a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1250. I have ...
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After upgrading to 12.04 from 10.10 my mythbuntu standard MCEUSB remote no longer works

I had no problems using my Windows Media Center Remote with 10.10 Mythbuntu, but after upgrading, it no longer affects Mythbuntu. I have verified and re-installed it in Mythbuntu Control Centre. I ...
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Imon RM200 remote (device 15c2:ffdc) won't work on Ubuntu 12.04 or 11.10

The device is recognized just fine: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 15c2:ffdc SoundGraph Inc. iMON PAD Remote Controller Found /sys/class/rc/rc0/ (/dev/input/event6) with: Driver imon, table rc-imon-mce ...
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Tweaking Remote Control (In-Kernel LIRC)

I've recently rebuilt my MythTV box using Mythbuntu 12.04, to take advantage of newer hardware (Ivy Bridge). On my previous build I used lirc to manage the remote, i.e. the mapping of key codes -> ...
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How to avoid opening a second instance?

I set up lirc to control my PC with a remote. To switch between different modes I edited .lircrc as follows: begin vlc include ~/.lirc/vlc end vlc begin gnome include ~/.lirc/gnome end gnome ...
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Lirc, irxevent: Why doesn't it work with Nautilus?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity 3D and use a remote control via lirc. Everything works fine in applications like Firefox, Banshee, but when I focus Nautilus or Gedit any key which refers to "...
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Lirc not running, yet the remote can control the desktop. Through what?

I am trying to configure my remote. The good news, is that it "Just worked". Meaning: I plugged it in, ran the gnome-lirc-properties and now I can control some parts of my desktop with it. It seems, ...
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How do you get the remote to work on my Hauppage TV card?

I've installed Mythbuntu and during the install I selected my hauppauge tv card and the remote doesn't work. Now what do I do? I see a .lircrc file in my home dir but ps -ef|grep lirc yields nothing....
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How can I get the HP RC6 ir (HP SPS : 435743-001) Remote for my Laptop to also work on my desktop

I Have this remote and it works with XBMC in Windows 7 64bit. I would like to know if it is possible to also get this to work with my Ubuntu 11.10 64bit system. I am not sure what I need to get it ...
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How to get my IR remote to work? Lirc can't see it

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 (amd64) and I'm trying to get my infrared remote control working. The IR device is a part of a DVB-T USB stick (Based on a RTL2832u chip). I'm using these drivers - it's the ...
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Remote control direction keys repeat twice in MythTV

I have a gray Hauppauge remote control that I have mostly working with MythTV (Mythbuntu 11.10). The only remaining problem is that if I press the Up, Down, Left, or Right buttons on the remote, the ...
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How do I toggle sound with amixer?

Including Natty I was always able to toggle (mute/unmute) the 'Master' sound volume with the amixer sset Master toggle command that I linked to an edge binding in CompizConfig-Manager. Now after ...
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irw isn't picking up all of my remotes keypresses

I have a Harmony 650 remote I am using for XBMC. I have it set up as a MCE remote in lirc using an HP ir usb receiver. When I run irw, not all of the keypresses are being picked up. I can see the red ...
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How to set serial ports uart to none for lirc?

lirc_serial won't load because the serial port is already in use. dmesg reports [ 12.245857] lirc_serial: port 03f8 already in use [ 12.245862] lirc_serial: use 'setserial /dev/ttySX uart none' ...
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Lirc is conflicted by some default ir-controlling module so that it only sends keyboard input

I've tried to find a solution for this problem for some time. Apparently Natty loads some default modules for handling IR-input and sends them as keyboard input instead of the lirc event I want. This ...
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Shutdown computer with the remote controller

How can I shutdown the computer with the IR controller ? It has many working buttons, which can be used correctly, but the power button doesn't do anything. Is there a way to program a script to a ...
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Cheap compatible infrared receiver

I have a universal remote that I would like to use to control my Ubuntu box setup using boxee. I'm pretty familiar using lirc to get it setup(which I've used with an RF remote/receiver) but I'd like ...
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Adjust volume via commandline so that volume notify pops up

is there a way to adjust the system volume via commandline so that the default volume popup (the one that pops up when pressing the media keys on notebooks) is still shown. I need this for my remote ...
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change my remote controls keys

I have problems changing my remotes keys. The rc has a joystick for controlling the mouse cursor. After connecting the rc to my computer everything works fine, but the shortcuts are made for Windows ...