On 07/02/2009 09:40 PM, awmawlawd wrote:
> dear sirs,
> today i received a HP ir receiver and a RC6 remote combo from hong kong
> which i won on ebay for $17. they said the receiver was an authentic HP.
> i don't know how true that is, but that's not important.
> lsusb returned: ID 045e:006d Microsoft Corp. eHome Remote Control
> Keyboard keys
Yup, I've got the same device. At least, I have the transceiver, don't
have the original remote that came with it.
> i followed lirc instructions very closely and attempted to compile 0.8.5
> with mceusb driver. it compiled successfully and i proceeded to launch a
> "lircd" and then "irw." this is when the problem came. in irw, whenever
> i would push a button on any remote, the entire system froze and i had
> to manually reboot it.
Hrm. Not good. Haven't seen that myself, but mine isn't "in production",
I only occasionally pull it out to poke at. As it happens though, I've
been poking at it a LOT the past few days...
> i dont know what the problem was but i was in #mythtv-users and i asked
> for suggestions. some jerk started hassling me about mceusb2 and telling
> me to read the documentation, so i tried the same thing above but with
> mceusb2. it didn't work.
Nope, you have the original device, which was only supported by the
lirc_mceusb driver. Until a few minutes ago, that is. I just committed a
bunch of changes to lirc cvs, which add support for that device to
lirc_mceusb2, then renamed lirc_mceusb2 to lirc_mceusb, since there's no
need anymore for a "2" driver, all devices are supported by the one and
> i also entered this jerk's name in google and
> his wow profile came up-- he was a level 70 hunter. i told him his
> suggestion did not help and he started giving me a lecture on how people
> don't read documentation.
Sorry to hear that, but irrelevant here. :)
> after arguing with him, some other guy
> suggested i try a different version.
> so, i downloaded 0.8.4a and followed the same procedure to install
> (mceusb driver-- NOT MCEUSB2 like the huntard suggested). after a
> reboot, i was in irw mashing remote buttons and getting a response. all
> was well. no more crashing.
> so if you have the same remote, use 0.8.4a with mceusb
I won't bother to try tracking down what broke, since current cvs and
lirc 0.8.6 and later simply drop the code in question. So sure, stick to
either lirc 0.8.4a or go with current cvs/lirc-0.8.6pre2 (not yet
released) or later (using driver lirc_mceusb in both cases).