cheers jarod,
  just thought i should check before i spend the next week without daylight drinking unhealthy amounts of soda and making trial and error changes to config files ;)

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Jarod Wilson <> wrote:
On Nov 24, 2009, at 12:17 PM, Alex Dray wrote:

> hi all -
> i'm having a darn hard time setting up LIRC.
> 1st off i'm not even sure if what i'm trying to do is possible.
>   I bought a logitech cordless laser (lsusb shows it as "Logitech, Inc. LX710 Cordless Desktop Laser")
> And i'm trying to get it to receive commands from my Apple remote (came with my macbook pro. NB: i'm trying to use the remote on a generic PC with ubuntu 9.10)
> running the GUI for infrared remote control was detecting a logitech receiver. but now it only sees 'linux input device power button and sleep button'.
> any advice?

Pretty sure what you're trying to do isn't possible. That's not a general-purpose IR receiver, its a receiver for the matching keyboard and mouse. It does onboard decoding of the expected signals from the keyboard and mouse only. Now, if you had a learning universal remote, you might be able to teach it keystrokes from the keyboard, and send those to the receiver. But yeah, the apple remote is a non-starter.

Jarod Wilson