Im getting sick of banging my head against the wall, and have exhausted
most all of what I can think of to get this damn thing working. I would
be most appreciative if someone can point me in the right direction (if
My setup is a seperate MythTV FrontEnd / Backend, with an Ultraview
DVB-T Plus in the backend, running Fedora Core 2, Mythtv 18.1 and the
frontend running Fedora core 4, mythtv 18.1, lirc 0.7.2 compiled from
I am trying to get the supplied UltraView remote working on the frontend.
I am led to believe that the Ultraview / Dvico cards are/were offered
with two remotes. A slimish one, and a 'chunky' one. I have the chunky
one. I have read (perhaps erroneously) that this is an 'MCE' remote.
They appear to use the same USB receiver.
When I plug the receiver in, I get the expected output from dmesg
usb 1-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
hiddev96: USB HID v1.10 Device [DVICO DVICO USB HID Remocon V1.00] on
If I cat the /dev/hiddev0 device file, pushing buttons on the remote
generates characters. Fair assumption that the device works and the
batteries are good (I replaced them just to be sure.)
lirc compilation and installation with the driver configuration for the
dvico remote is successful. lircd is launched with --driver=dvico
--device=/dev/hiddev0 after copying the
remotes/dvico/lircd.conf.FusionHDTV file to /etc/lircd.conf.
At this stage, if I run irw, the lirc logfile shows
Dec 5 22:13:41 localhost.localdomain lircd 0.7.2: accepted new client
Dec 5 22:13:41 localhost.localdomain lircd 0.7.2: initializing
But that is where my luck runs out! irw never displays anything on the
screen. (No matter how hard I push the buttons ;) )
Ive tried alternate drivers in the configuration, and all of them result
in the following log entries when irw runs...
Dec 5 22:07:13 localhost.localdomain lircd 0.7.2: could not get
Dec 5 22:07:13 localhost.localdomain lircd 0.7.2: this device driver
does not support the new LIRC interface
Dec 5 22:07:13 localhost.localdomain lircd 0.7.2: major number of
/dev/hiddev0 is 180
Dec 5 22:07:13 localhost.localdomain lircd 0.7.2: LIRC major number is 61
Dec 5 22:07:13 localhost.localdomain lircd 0.7.2: check if /dev/hiddev0
is a LIRC device
Dec 5 22:07:13 localhost.localdomain lircd 0.7.2: caught signal
So I assume I have the correct device, but perhaps not the correct
config file for the 'Chunky remote?' (Ive tried the mceusb config files
aswell with no luck)
From this point, I tried to 'roll my own' lircd.conf by running
irrecord. The app starts ok (I have to specify the /dev/hiddev0 device)
and asks me to push and hold a button. I do so, and a bunch of dots
appear in succession for about 10 seconds, after which it comes back
withe a 'Found gap length: 195961'. It then wants me to name a button
and push and hold it. When I push the button however, it comes back
after about a second with...
Now hold down button "ok".
Something went wrong. irrecord: closing '/dev/hiddev0'
irrecord: initializing '/dev/hiddev0'
Please try again. (9 retries left)
Sorry for the long post, but better too much info than too little I
spose... Can anyone help me here? Does it sound like just a wrong
lirc.conf file or something strange my remote is doing?
Cheers and TIA
Nick Bradford (nbradford_at_optushome_dot_com_dot_au)