[ivtv-users] recent work with HVR-1600 irblaster?

Andy Walls awalls at md.metrocast.net
Sat Mar 27 21:02:13 CET 2010


On Sat, 2010-03-27 at 13:28 -0600, James Grossmann wrote:
> I'm now running into some more fun, I don't seem to be connecting
> correctly with the lircd daemon, I have downloaded the "firmware" from
> http://www.blushingpenguin.com/mark/lmilk/haup-ir-blaster.bin and put
> Mike's lircd.conf for the blaster in, I get numerous errors when I run
> lircd -n -d /dev/lirc(0 or 1)  of the type:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30924:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390500" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30926:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390501" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30928:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390502" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30930:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390505" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30932:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390511" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30934:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390512" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30936:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390513" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30938:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390514" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30940:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390515" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30942:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390541" is out of range
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: error in configfile line 30944:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: "2195390542" is out of range
> and then it ends:
> lircd-0.8.6[13604]: lircd(default) ready, using /var/run/lirc/lircd
> 
> I have the feeling that everything in the lircd.conf has been
> essentially thrown out.  When I load the lirc_zilog module with
> debug=1, I get indications in dmesg that the hauppauge remote is being
> received, but irw doesn't output anything
> I do note that the lirc package installed from ubuntu's repositories
> doesn't list the zilog remote as a valid remote (when I type lircd
> --device=help, it lists everything else), but from what I can tell,
> that shouldn't necessarily be a problem, others are working with an
> unpatched lirc install, while using the patched lirc-modules-source
> package.
> Jarod if you're on this list, or anybody else who can point me in the
> right direction, PLEASE, there must be an easier way!

There is active discussion of linux IR on linux-media at vger.kernel.org
and linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org and linux-input at vger.kernel.org . There
is also a lirc list on sourceforge somewhere.

In summary, changes are being implemented to get IR Rx mostly in kernel,
and lirc-dev in kernel as well.  IR Tx will still be handled by lirc
userspace.

The I2C subsytem changes broke what used to work, and Jarrod should have
updated lirc and the lirc modules to handle it.

There are some things I wanted to get fixed as well, but I just haven't
had the time.



BTW, forget about LIRC for the moment.  With all the lirc modules
unloaded, load the ir_kbd_i2c module.  Does it recognize the HVR-1600's
IR and in a terminal window do remote button pushes (like the buttons
0-9) get input as key presses? 


Regards,
Andy




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