On May 30, 2011, at 8:34 PM, Rob Owens wrote:
> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 11:23:41AM -0300, Timothy Legge wrote:
>> I need to buy something to support controlling a set top box from
>> mythtv on Ubuntu 11.04. I have a PVR-150 and 350 but the blaster does
>> not seem to work.
>> I see that the serial devices seem to have some issues so I am
>> thinking of getting the MCE remote control. Is there any control in
>> particular that I need? I assume that if it has a USB receiver and a
>> blaster cable it should be supported. Is that a good assumption?
>> Has anyone used the USB blaster from:
>> http://www.irblaster.info/usb_blaster.html? Should I just go with the
>> MCE setup?
> I've used three of their serial blasters over the years and they work
> fine. I always had trouble setting it up, but that's got to do with my
> inexperience. Specifically, there were some 'setserial' commands that I
> needed to run. I can give you detailed help if you end up purchasing
> one of these.
setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none is about all there is to it, but that's
for old-fashioned serial hardware. Timothy is asking about their newer
usb-based hardware. The usb-based hardware should be a simple matter of
plugging it in and using lircd --driver=ftdi.