Linux Please can someone help me get my remote working?
#1
I am considering buying a Harmony 300 remote, but thought I would try one last time to get my old remote working.

I have just installed a clean version of XBMCbuntu Frodo and I have http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=AVS_Gear_HA-IR01SV this remote.

When I run "irw" in the terminal the key presses are recognised however nothing happens in XBMC.

The wiki article suggests a vendor issue and "lsusb" suggests the vendor is Topspeed which the wiki page says can be an issue. I tried to add this vendor to the driver but the help page listed (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Instal...re_remotes) doesn't work as apparently "lirc-modules-source" is not a package available to install.

Can anyone offer me any info on how to activate my remote and make it work?
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#2
If irw is working you likely just need to setup a lircmap.xml. http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Use...ircmap.xml

The wiki says it's "Compatible with the MS remote" so you may be able to copy the lircmap.xml from /usr/share/xbmc and rename the mce remote to whatever lirc is calling your remote when you use irw.
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#3
if irw is working, you do not need to do anything to lirc.

You just need to tell XBMC which key means what action. Setup a lircmap as divingmule explains.
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#4
OK, thank you for the help.

I will try that soon. Unfortunately my media centre has died so I can't try it now.

It is a few years old and I was running a dedicated graphics card on it that the PSU didn't support. I think the PSU has died or something as It will sometimes boot up but will then lock up after a few minutes.

Will let you know if this works after my new parts arrive.
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#5
Ok I am trying it on my laptop and it seems to be working using the method you described! YAY

Only problem is that sometimes when I press the buttons it registers as two presses. Any way to fix this?
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