I have been trying out LMCE for the past couple of weeks. I think it is a great system. I have been able to get everything more or less working, except the remote control that came with the Hauppauge PVR-150 MCE kit. The remote is silver on top and black on the back, and has RC6 printed on the back. The receiver is black and is marked "SMK" in the backside. The kit came with an IR blaster that hooks up to back of the IR receiver.
The transmitter appears to connect with the receiver, as the red light in the receiver turns on every time I push a button in the transmitter. The LMCE does nothing. I have been unable to get the LMCE box to recognize that the IR receiver is connected to the USB port. Plugging or unplugging the receiver provokes no response from LMCE.
I tried specifying in the Web Admin, Media Directors page the IR receiver as being mce_usb, or mce_usb2 as suggested in some posts. When using the mce_usb2 option, the system adds automatically a XP MCE Remote to the MD definition. The configuration of the XP MCE remote seems to indicate it is using a configuration file that is for a RC6 remote. However, nothing works.
"sudo apt-get install lirc" reports that the software version installed is the latest.
Is the IR blaster supported under LMCE?
Appreciate any help on this. I don't know what else to try.