I am having problems getting my Streamzap remote to work in my LMCE 0170 installation. I searched these forums and found many posts about adding a new remote and also the very useful Wiki which describes how to add a new remote and to capture key codes. I don’t know if something is corrupted on my system but following these instructions I have been unable to get it to work. My system is an AMD64, the motherboard is an Asus M2NPV-VM
This is the wiki article I was referring to:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Add_support_for_new_remote_controls
Since the manufacturer ‘streamzap’ isn’t supported in the original 0170 install, I had to add this manufacturer and set up the template as per the wiki. Note that initially I used the sample USB UIRT key codes from the Wiki and the same configuration strings.
I then tried adding the remote using Wizard/Devices/Media Director and set the ‘Infrared Receivers’ to ‘USB UIRT 003’, then hit the ‘upload’ button. Note that at this point the screen shows two remotes under “Infrared remote controls you will use” ..
Windows XP MC Remote (USBUIRT)
(‘PC_Remote’ is the streamzap remote which I just added)
I was not sure if I was supposed to leave the XP MC Remote or delete it at this point.
Anyway, after hitting the upload button, LMCE informed me that it had installed the software and prompted me to reload the router, which I did. I then see the following messages:
“One moment… Waiting for other devices to finish up
#55/USB UIRT 0038”
The progress indicator gets stuck at 92% and after about a minute or so I see the following message:
“There are some devices on this media director that did not start correctly”
Also, when I did the reload of the router I noticed the message (in the window which shows the orbiter/router/device startup messages) ..
“Not starting Device 57, it is already running”
.. I am not sure if this indicates a problem or not.
I decided to edit the template and deleted the string values for the key codes and use the technique in the Wiki for capturing key codes from my streamzap remote. I did the ‘tail –f’ of the log file but nothing is added to the log when I press keys on my remote.
I did a cat of the log (/var/log/pluto/57_USB_UIRT_0038.log) and saw some worrying messages ..
“No port specified
Connect () Failed
Device died…. Count=50/50 dev=57”
I don’t think that it is a physical connection problem as the IR receiver is definitely plugged into a USB socket on my computer and I do see the red receiver LED flash when I press keys on my remote. Also, previously I have been using this streamzap remote and the IR receiver with a Kmoppmyth MythTV installation.
The only way I seem to be able to get around the problem with starting up the ‘USB UIRT 0038’ is by changing the setting for ‘Infrared Receivers’ to ‘-Please select’. It seems that regardless of whether I have the XP MC Remote or the streamzap remote added, whenever I set the ‘Infrared Receivers’ to ‘USB UIRT 0038’ I see these problems.
Therefore I am beginning to wonder if there is a fundamental problem with enabling the ‘USB UIRT 0038’ receiver, rather than a problem with me adding the streamzap remote as such.
I don’t know if it will help but I thought I would list here the devices which I have installed on my machine:
3 File Grids Plug-in
4 General Info plug-in
5. Climate Plug-in
6. Datagrid Plug-in
7. Infrared Plug-in
8. Lighting plug-in
9. Orbiter Plug-in
10. Media Plug-in
11. Telecom Plug-in
12. Event Plug-in
13. Security Plug-in
14. Plug And Play Plug-in
15. App Server
18. Text To Speech
19. The core/hybrid
20. On Screen Orbiter
21. Orbiter Embedded Phone
22. Xine Player
23. Xine Plug-in
24. Photo Screen Saver
25. MPlayer Player
26. HDN Nvidia
27. Disk Drive
28. External Media Identifier
29. MythTV Plug-in
30. MythTV Player
31. Family RM_PC
32. Windows Share-My Music
56. PC_Remote (USB UIRT)
57.USB UIRT 0038
58. USB UIRT Embedded Transmit
59. Windows XP MC Remote (USB UIRT)
If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help.