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Installation of Home Brew Transmitter
« on: February 08, 2006, 04:32:29 am »
Hello,

I have been trying for some time to set up a home brew transmitter, but I am not having much luck.  Here is what I have done so far.

Created Device "Home Brew Transmitter" with the following configuration.
1.  check Implements DCE
2. Command Line LIRC_DCE
3. Device Data:
     a. Device Data:  default
     b. COM port on PC:  /dev/ttyS0
     c. System Device: lirc_serial
4. check IR Transmit commands
5. check LIRC commands

I added this device as an Interface
controlled by Core

I have then added a cable box to be controlled by the Home Brew Transmitter.

It should also be know that I added a device for my cable box motorola DCT2200 and I added the LIRC Commands to the configuration for this new device.

but I am not able to get this to work.

I have installed a small script to test the configuration outside of Pluto and I get the following error.
Code: newbielink:javascript:void(0); [nonactive]
/usr/bin/irsend: command failed: SEND_ONCE DCT2000 1
/usr/bin/irsend: hardware does not support sending
/usr/bin/irsend: command failed: SEND_ONCE DCT2000 1
/usr/bin/irsend: hardware does not support sending
/usr/bin/irsend: command failed: SEND_ONCE DCT2000 1
/usr/bin/irsend: hardware does not support sending


I am wondering if the transmitter part of LIRC is built into the drivers supplied by pluto.

I know that this transmitter works, because I have another computer in which I plug this transmitter into and it controlls this same cable box with as very similar setup.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 04:42:17 am »
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Installation of Home Brew Transmitter
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2006, 10:54:27 pm »
Any one want to jump in and offer any suggestions.  I currently have this setup only on the core, but I am hoping to move this set up to addition MD, so that I can control Cable Boxes in each of the rooms.  I am only lacking the ability to and a transmitter.  I have two that I built when the box was as dedicated MythTV box, but I wanted to switch to Pluto in order to get a unified UI and Home Automation.  

I am also putting my vote for inclusion of the MythTV plugins, which many of us already have experience with.  

Rob