Marc Chamberlin "marc@..." wrote:
> I have a media center, running under openSuSE11.2, KDE4.4.2 and have
> been struggling to get an IRBlaster up and running to control a
> Dishnetwork HD VIP222k satellite set-top. I think I might be fairly
> close but so far no joy... So I wonder if someone could look over what I
> have done (described below) and give me some feedback....
> I started out with the instructions I found at
> While somewhat outdated, this seems like a pretty clear step-by-step
> approach and I found I could comprehend it much better that the
> instructions on the LIRC or mythTV websites. This approach installs a
> parallel set of files for the ledxmit daemon as was set up for the lirc
> daemon. (While there are some websites talking about being able to
> combine both the receiver and sender, I think keeping things separate
> makes it logically easier to understand.)
Having a combined receiver and transmitter is the normal case and forcing
two separate instances just makes setup unnecessarily complicated IMO.
> Instead of the ledxmitd.conf that was referenced on this website, I
> Googled and found one at
> which claims to contain the remote codes appropriate to my Dishnetwork
> VIP222k. (ledxmitd.conf is equivalent to the /etc/lircd.conf, and in
> fact I linked to to lircd.conf and put all of my remote codes in one file.)
I'm not surprised it does not work. The Dishnet receivers are very picky
when it comes to frequency, gap and minimum repeat count.
Use the files in http://lirc.sourceforge.net/remotes/dishnet/. The file
you mentioned above may work for receiving, but you need a more accurate
setup for transmit.