I'd pony up the $20-$40 and buy a receiver....

You're missing part of the "picture" here...and a rcvr w/help with triaging.


mike

David Liontooth wrote:
Someone please take pity on me -- this seems the only place I can ask
for advice on this, and I'd rather not have to reinvent the wheel.

Dave


David Liontooth wrote:

  
Any suggestions on how to deal with this -- is it worth trying to change
some of the values in the remote configuration files on a trial and
error basis, or is the only realistic remedy to get an IR receiver?

How are the codes for VCRs discovered?

Dave

David Liontooth wrote:
  
    
I got an irblaster (a serial transmitter) from http://www.irblaster.info
to control a VCR from the PC.
The VCR is a JVC HR-S29U, and the remote a JVC_LP20303-015.

I put the configuration for JVC_LP20303-009 at
http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/jvc/LP20303-009 into
/etc/lirc/lircd.conf -- this is almost exactly my model remote. The
irblaster has a LED that lights up when a command is sent, so I can see
that the commands come through -- but the VCR isn't responding.

I then added the configuration for JVC S7600U at
http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/jvc/HR-S7600U into
/etc/lirc/lircd.conf -- it's not the same model, but some of the
commands are likely generic. No response from the VCR.

Am I missing something? Should the configuration file for either the
remote or the VCR work -- assuming it's the correct configuration?

Since I don't have an IR receiver on my computer, just the transmitter,
I don't see how I can capture the IR codes.

Dave


I installed lirc on Debian sid amd64:

ii  liblircclient0         0.8.0-9  
ii  lirc                   0.8.0-9  
ii  lirc-modules-2.6.16.38 0.8.0-9+1
ii  lirc-x                 0.8.0-9  

lsmod:

lirc_serial            14048  0
lirc_dev               15720  1 lirc_serial

dmesg:

lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 61
lirc_serial: no version for "lirc_unregister_plugin" found: kernel tainted.
lirc_serial: auto-detected active high receiver
lirc_dev: lirc_register_plugin: sample_rate: 0

lircd:

/usr/sbin/lircd --device=/dev/lirc --output=/dev/lircd
--pidfile=/var/run/lircd.pid

dev:

crw-rw---- 1 root video 61, 0 2007-01-27 15:26 /dev/lirc0
srw-rw-rw- 1 root root      0 2007-01-27 17:49 /dev/lircd

commands:

irsend --device=/dev/lircd SEND_ONCE jvc play

syslog:

accepted new client on /dev/lircd







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