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Ok... but nothing anywhere says anything about remote.xml

What version of XBMC are you using?

I don't see a remote.xml file in any of the locations you give.... so I've been just creating it on my own... including the keymaps directory.

Why are these directorys / files there by default if they are required for the program to work?

What I'm needing is some clarification when you give me these little nuggets to try....
there are multiple keymaps directories, in both the system and user directories.

/usr/share/xbmc/system/keymaps/remote.xml

should exist if you are using a build after 21442.

more info here:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Keymap.xml

more up-to-date builds are here:
https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa

add these to your sources.list to use them:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-svn/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-svn/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

and comment out the others like so (if you have them):
#deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/jaunty-ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
#deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/jaunty-ppa/ubuntu jaunty main



I'm using 22278, btw.

edit: you may want to run this to avoid errors with the new repositories:
Code:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 64234534

noumenon
noumenon Wrote:there are multiple keymaps directories, in both the system and user directories.

/usr/share/xbmc/system/keymaps/remote.xml

should exist if you are using a build after 21442.

more info here:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Keymap.xml

more up-to-date builds are here:
https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc-svn/+archive/ppa

add these to your sources.list to use them:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-svn/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-svn/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

and comment out the others like so (if you have them):
#deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/jaunty-ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
#deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/jaunty-ppa/ubuntu jaunty main



I'm using 22278, btw.

edit: you may want to run this to avoid errors with the new repositories:
Code:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 64234534

noumenon

Updated to the latest version they had out there (I'm sure there are other issues with it to contend with... but I don't know how to select anything other than "latest & greatest"

I now have the directories and files you kept telling me about....

Modified the files with your settings.. got some additional keys working on the remote... arrow keys are still not working so I'm not really anywhere new.
Change the obc number of a command that isn't working in Lircmap.xml, then make it match in the remote.xml. just switch things up until you get something working.

The fact that the commands show up in IRW but don't work in xbmc means that there is a problem with the Lircmap or the keymap. so start simple, rewrite those files and make sure that everything matches just the way you want.



noumenon
Did you ever get your MCE remote?

If so, how well is it working out?

What did you end up purchasing (brand/model) and where did you pick it up?
I got an HP USB receiver. Found it on ebay. and it works like a charm. At the very least it requires a totally standard lirc install, so hopefully everything won't break when I upgrade. My harmony is also a lot more responsive than it was with the imon receiver.



noumenon
Please keep me posted... I'm already looking into a different remote / IR receiver.
Hi,

Did anyone manage to have this device working with Karmic?

Thanks a lot!
Hello

I started to use XBMC year and a half ago. I tried several media programs, but I found XBMC is realy one which I need. First I installed it in Windows and everything works great, but sometimes my Athlon x2 5600+ was overloaded with video and I found that I could use my Nvidia 8200 to decode video with VDPAU in Linux. I installed Ubuntu not first time, so it was no very complicated for me and VDPAU works fine now. But I still can't make my Remote to work. I spend a lot of time for this with 0.8.4a lirc, there was nothing in IRW. Now I found new version of Lirc, posted here and tried it - no success.

Could somebody to help me troubleshoot this. I have ffdc version with VFD display.
Ubuntu Jantu.
First per instruction I removed previously installed Lirc with apr-get remove..
Then added new repository with 0.8.6 lirc and installed it.

But it always show me this:

[email protected]:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/lirc restart
* Stopping remote control daemon(s): LIRC [fail]
* Loading LIRC modules [ OK ]
* Unable to load LIRC kernel modules. Verify your
* selected kernel modules in /etc/lirc/hardware.conf

I made sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc , choose Imon pad, but still the same, no Lirc, no device in /dev

Any suggestion, what I do wrong?
Can the IR be used with a different remote?
Dimon8211 Wrote:Hello
Could somebody to help me troubleshoot this. I have ffdc version with VFD display.
Ubuntu Jantu.
First per instruction I removed previously installed Lirc with apr-get remove..
Then added new repository with 0.8.6 lirc and installed it.

But it always show me this:

[email protected]:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/lirc restart
* Stopping remote control daemon(s): LIRC [fail]
* Loading LIRC modules [ OK ]
* Unable to load LIRC kernel modules. Verify your
* selected kernel modules in /etc/lirc/hardware.conf

I made sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc , choose Imon pad, but still the same, no Lirc, no device in /dev

Any suggestion, what I do wrong?

The 0.8.6 lirc software for Jaunty is normally splitted into 2 packages : lirc and lirc-modules-source.
Try to do a 'sudo apt-get install lirc lirc-modules-source', it should bring you the kernel modules you're missing.
poulpe Wrote:The 0.8.6 lirc software for Jaunty is normally splitted into 2 packages : lirc and lirc-modules-source.
Try to do a 'sudo apt-get install lirc lirc-modules-source', it should bring you the kernel modules you're missing.

Hi

Yes, I know that and installed both. Yesterday I made clean install of Ubuntu and 0.8.6 start to work out of the box. Looks like my old Ubuntu install was poluted with previous attemts of Lirc installation ( I tried different versions via apt-get and compile).

Best regards,
Dimon8211 Wrote:Hello

I started to use XBMC year and a half ago. I tried several media programs, but I found XBMC is realy one which I need. First I installed it in Windows and everything works great, but sometimes my Athlon x2 5600+ was overloaded with video and I found that I could use my Nvidia 8200 to decode video with VDPAU in Linux. I installed Ubuntu not first time, so it was no very complicated for me and VDPAU works fine now. But I still can't make my Remote to work. I spend a lot of time for this with 0.8.4a lirc, there was nothing in IRW. Now I found new version of Lirc, posted here and tried it - no success.

Could somebody to help me troubleshoot this. I have ffdc version with VFD display.
Ubuntu Jantu.
First per instruction I removed previously installed Lirc with apr-get remove..
Then added new repository with 0.8.6 lirc and installed it.

But it always show me this:

[email protected]:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/lirc restart
* Stopping remote control daemon(s): LIRC [fail]
* Loading LIRC modules [ OK ]
* Unable to load LIRC kernel modules. Verify your
* selected kernel modules in /etc/lirc/hardware.conf

I made sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc , choose Imon pad, but still the same, no Lirc, no device in /dev

Any suggestion, what I do wrong?

I am having similar issues in ubuntu 9.10
Has anyone tried this for karmic?
My problem is the modules are not loading, it thinks they are incorrect. And I think that it is why is complains about is_lcd in dmesg.... any other ideas?
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