I've been fiddling now for at least 4 hours and I'm completely lost.
On my core, I have a Microsoft MCE 2005 Remote with the USB IR Transceiver.
It appears fine in the Admin page, Media Director, and uses mce_usb2.
The remote itself is working fine in LinuxMCE and partially in MythTV, but I want/need it to control my Bell ExpressVU Receiver.
In the admin, I've managed to add an interface..
#47, Lirc embedded Transmitter, in the RecRoom, controlled by mce_usb2.
So now I go to A/V Equipment, Select RecRoom, and add device.
For Manufacturer, I select EchoStar (80)
Under Device Category, I select Satellite Boxes < AV (108)
Apply Filter comes up with nothing.
So I Add Device Template.
Provide Model Number 4700 with infrared. Click Next.
Next on delays.
Next on how to tune.
single toggle button, next.
#1 - My device does not have multiple input sources, it only provides this 1 type of media
I choose "Live TV" and next
My device doesn't have DSP Modes, next.
And then I get a few notices on the core saying the device was added but some config files are missing and need to be downloaded from the internet later. Then eventually you are told to regen.
Now I have
Pick the Infrared Group that works for your device
and there's nothing in there that matches/works. (well, one of my tests but it doesn't do anything)
So I type in an infrared group, like Bell Black Remote, and add IR Group button.
And now I'm here:
Edit IR codes
WARNING: the changes will afect all devices created from device template 4700.
Device Template 4700, category Satellite Boxes and manufacturer Echostar.
Delays: Power: 7000 miliseconds, Mode: 2000 miliseconds, Other: 0.25 miliseconds [change/explain]
Tuning: No fixed digits
- terminate with enter [change/explain]
Power: Toggle [change/explain]
Inputs Discrete: [change/explain]
DSP Modes Discrete: [change/explain]
This device is controlled via: LIRC Embedded Transmitter
Uses Group/Codeset: Bell Black Remote
Implement Command Groups:
I check off
EPG (TV/Cbl/Sat) Control
On-Screen Menu Navigation
And now I get a screen where I can type in the IR codes I assume?
Each of the input lines are empty, and I have the desired command on the left, the input line, and delete or test code buttons.This is where I'm lost. What it is looking for? Where can I find the codes?
I've searched and read and been to other sites and I'm more confused than ever.
I opened up a Terminal window and ran:
irrecord -f --device=/dev/lircd test.conf
and pressed some keys and then I get:
-no data for 10 seconds, aborting
-gap not found, can't continue
Also today, which is my 4th day tinkering with LinuxMCE, at 1:24pm I once again had no keyboard or mouse control. I had to tell it to power down. Then I powered back up. I notice it always says Failed to get IVTV drivers. Odd, since I can see in the dmesg display there really are there?
I do my tinkering, and by 2:16pm, I can't load the admin page. The core is doing weird things, I have my first HARD RESET of the day (I had at least 3 yesterday).
And why is it, when I go to the KDE screen, and then want to get back to the orbiter, most times if I click on the orbiterGL box, nothing happens? I have to regen in order for it to appear. Sometimes I have to power down.
I think I've done pretty darned good over the last 3 days. But if i can't control the dish, this system is completely useless to us.