[LINUX] HOW-TO configure Soundgraph iMON VFD/IR Receiver (used by many HTPC chassis)
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Hey all,

*** NOTES ***

REMOTE USED - M$ GREY 1039 Model (when I refer to remote and I am talking about the hand-held) I do not use the RM100 or RM200 remote with the in case LCD/IR (I think it would be the same as below only by modifying your lircd.conf and lircrc files.
CASE = ANTEC FUSION BLACK 430 with LCD device ffdc, Not the 0038 or 0036.
OS - Mythbuntu 8.10 with all updates and kernel 2.6.27-11-generic
XBMC REV - SVN 17292 (everything works for me here)
XBMCLive - lirc 0.8.4a Would not compile for me only error out so I just installed Mythbuntu 8.10
Hardy - Never tried as I do not use it at all any more

Mythbuntu 8.10 has lirc embedded in pretty much the whole system if you try and remove lirc it will also remove a bunch of myth programs I tried this and then just reinstalled the programs and then tried to compile lirc-0.8.4a with NO success so finally the easiest thing was to open up the intrepid backport and that will install lirc-0.8.4a without a hitch and overwrite the current install in mythbuntu. This is all in the how to below.

*** END NOTES ***

So I have been wrestling with this whole deal for more than a week and it was driving me MAD.
Anyhow, I have gotten it fixed now and it works 100%, I am running mythbuntu 8.10 and XBMC SVN r17292 with nvidia 180.22 not the myth included or glx drivers.

I have the LCD and the IR rcvr working perfectly in the case and then the M$ dongle hidden behind the system to transmit to my Express Vu rcvr. I could get either of the two devices setup correctly and they would work perfectly but try to put the two together and all he double hockeysticks would break out.

So I followed this thread for the LCD down to the part where it says sudo modprobe lirc_i2c as I do not use that module. Then here is a link to my posts on how I got the rest to all work together. NOTE this is on 8.10 Intrpeid and using the lirc_dev lirc_imon lirc_mceusb2 modules all together the kernel support for all three are included in intrepid AND the LCD support is enabled in lirc 0.8.4a by default no need to recompile for multiple devices.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1069267

and here is a link to my post for the rest.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1075080

if you are just using XBMC and not myth and you just need to get the ir and vfd working then you can follow all the steps in the links I have posted BUT you do not have to edit the rc.local file AND you do not have to edit the /etc/modprobe.d/aliases file and finally you can just edit your hardware.conf file to look like the remote section of mine and edit your lircd.conf file to use the mceusb portion from mine that has the bits at 32 instead of 16

THE following is not part of the how to but really more of an FYI for you.

if you use the single device only with the mce remote (handheld not the dongle) and the ffdc ir/lcd device

type lsusb to get the model of your device that is currently on the usb bus then

type ls -l /dev/lirc*

with the ffdc device you should see

/dev/lirc0
/dev/lircd

and finally your device line in hardware.conf SHOULD BE "/dev/lirc0"

if you are using both devices (Antec IR/LCD and the M$ USB Dongle)

than lsusb gets you the current devices on the usb bus

and then typing ls -l /dev/lirc* you should see

/dev/lirc0
/dev/lirc1
/dev/lircd

NOW add to the transmitter section in your device= line in hardware.conf

"/dev/lirc1"

and the sudo /etc/init.d/lirc restart

and type

ls -l /dev/lirc* and you will see

/dev/lirc0
/dev/lirc1
/dev/lircd
/dev/lircd1

finally you can also type lsmod | grep lirc and it will tell you which modules are getting loaded up and ofcourse with the single device only you should only see lirc-dev and lirc_imon with both devices you should see lirc_dev lirc_imon and lirc_mceusb2

lirc0 and lirc1 are the devices you have connected currently and in this case (no pun intended) the lcd module (lirc_imon) and your M$ remote (lirc_mceusb2). lircd and lircd1 are the sockets created from those two devices. if you follow my post links above all this will work for you. I have gathered more than 50 links in the past week trying to get this thing working correctly and now i got it.

rgds,

Dave
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