Unfortunately, as you ve seen, no one has ventured an answer to my
questions yet ...
On the positive note, I did find a lircd.conf that worked with my
URC7730 (it was posted on a german forum), and it works like a charm.
However, I wish someone would explain why irrecord doesnt produce two
identical files and why the URC7730 lirc-provided config file does not
work with that remote.
On 4/18/07, Rob Stokes <zzz1331@...> wrote:
> I look forward to hearing the answer to your question. Your problems
> sound quite similar to my problems in a recent post "Using ReplayTV
> 4000 or 5000 remote with LIRC."
> Similiarities are:
> * I don't get consistent results from mode2 or irrecord.
> * Even if I use a remote with an existing config file, it still
> doesn't irw still doesn't recognize the buttons pushed on the remote.
> * I could get another remote to work just fine; just not the remote I
> want to work.
> I hope someone is generous enough to lead us down the path to a
> On Apr 7, 2007, at 1:45 AM, Ben DiDonc wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > I decided to give lirc a try. I built a home brew serial IR receiver
> > with a ZD1952. After checking the list of supported remote, I decided
> > to buy the one-for-all URC-7730 as there is a config file already
> > available for it. (see picture attached)
> > I downloaded lirc-0.8.1, ./configure, make and make install without
> > any problems. The right device files are created with the right mode
> > (after configuring udev with the correct rules). Running "mode2" shows
> > pulses and spaces, so I assume the receiver works fine. (also mode2
> > does not report anything without a key press, so there is no ambient
> > light disturbance)
> > I moved the URC-7730 config file (downloaded from the lirc web site)
> > to /etc/lirc/lircd.conf, restarted lircd, ran irw and pressed some
> > keys on the remote (after configuring it for the right model, as found
> > in a comment at the top of the config file), but nothing happened.
> > I tried creating a brand new lircd.conf file using irrecord, but it
> > seems I m missing something here:
> > I made several irrecord-reload_lircd-irw runs and NEVER got any
> > consistent results:
> > - (using irrecord) Sometimes the encoding is detected as RC-6,
> > sometimes as RC-5 and some other times as unknown.
> > - (using irrecord) For a single key, multiple signal lengths are
> > reported across multiple runs
> > - (using irw) irw only reports a few keys correctly. Repeated keys
> > does NOT work (the middle column in the irw output is always 0).
> > - (using irw) interestingly, some keys work only once every two times
> > (eg, pressing 4 doesn't output anything, but releasing it and pressing
> > again, reports it correctly).
> > With no success from my brand new URC-7730 remote, I experimented with
> > my TV remote control (akai model) with EXACTLY the same
> > inconsistencies as above.
> > However, I successfully configured the 6-button remote control from a
> > NEC video projector.
> > Now, one problem at a time:
> > - why doesnt the URC7730 config file form lirc work with my brand new
> > remote control ?
> > - why does irrecord report different results for the same remote
> > across multiple runs ?
> > - irrecord says to press different keys for about a second until 2
> > full lines are displayed (no single should print more than ten dots).
> > Does the time a key is held for influences the detection of that key
> > by lirc ?
> > - When the gap value is found by irrecord, the second line prints a
> > lot faster, which means that keys should be held for even less time.
> > is that correct ?
> > - does the distance at which the remote is held from the IR sensor (as
> > long as a signal gets through) influence the correctness of the
> > detection?
> > - finally, is there something i m doing wrong ? Can someone walk me
> > through the correct steps to get my remote working ?
> > Thanks for your help
> > Ben
> > <urc7730.jpg>
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