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PKWilson

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IR Transmitter Help
« on: March 08, 2008, 08:05:35 am »
Hi All,

I'm trying to set up a device that I want to control through the LIRC Embedded Transmitter. Its a fan, not an A/V device, so I assume I don't use the Add A/V Equipment option. I created a new device under the Climate Category with the "Controlled via" set to "LIRC Embedded Transmitter"

I have the LIRC Embedded Transmitter device set up and I have added the new fan device as a child to the transmitter.

I've create an LIRC conf file for the device which was trained using irrecord and the fan devices remote. It shows up when I run:

linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ irsend LIST "" ""
irsend: ev100
irsend: mceusb

So I have the standard MCE remote and the ev100 (fan) remote configured.

I can run:
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ irsend SEND_ONCE ev100 On
linuxmce@dcerouter:~$ irsend SEND_ONCE ev100 Off

and my fan turns on and off.

What I don't understand is what my next step in LinuxMCE is. I have tried Manually adding the On and Off commands to the devices command list, but I don't understand how it knows to use the ev100 remotes configuration for On to turn the fan on. I have tried to send a command to the device, but my transmitter doesn't even flash to indicate that it is transmitting, like it does when I use irsend.

All the help I have found is related to A/V devices and talks about going to AV Properties to configure the IR Commands...does this mean I have to set my fan up as an AV device?

I'll include some of my ev100.conf file below in case that helps.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Phil


begin remote

  name   ev100
  flags RAW_CODES|CONST_LENGTH
  eps            30
  aeps          100

  ptrail          0
  repeat     0     0
  gap    81098

      begin raw_codes

          name On
              750    1800     750    1750    2000     550
             1950     600     700    1800     700    1850
             1950     600    1950     550     700    1850
              700    1850    1950     550    1950     600
             1950     600     650    1900    1900     600
              700    1850     650    1900     650    1850
             1950     600    1900     650    1900     600
              650    1900    1950     600     650

          name Speed
              750    1800     750    1750    2000     550
             2000     550     700    1850     650    1850
             1950     600    1950     600     650    1850
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Re: IR Transmitter Help
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 08:31:19 pm »
This might be related to the issue where USB-UIRT emitter is working in amd64 but not i386.  The work around is to use an IR emitter cable plugged into the USB-UIRT.

HTH,
Roy