Jarod, I tested your patch to LIRC on Fedora 11 x86_64 preview... I patched the latest lirc SRPM (lirc-0.8.5-1.pre2.fc11) but lirc_mceusb2 never auto-loads and even when I manually modprobe it, and restart the lirc service, I don't get a /dev/lirc device.

It looks like there's another lirc_mceusb2.c in the kernel, is there any reason why that should also change?

On 04/15/2009 09:28 PM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
On Wednesday 15 April 2009 17:50:28 you wrote:
Thanks a bunch, Jarod. I'll give it a try in my Fedora install some time

No problem, fingers crossed that it works...

OTOH, do you know anything about the XP driver?

Not a thing. I'd assumed it was a Microsoft-provided driver that would
Just Work, but I've never actually used one of these under Windows.


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:25 AM, Jarod Wilson <> wrote:

On Apr 15, 2009, at 2:37 AM, Jon Hermansen wrote:

Well, let me get to the point. I purchased an HP Pavilion Elite m9350f
about 6 months ago. It came with a built-in 'eHome Infrared Transceiver'
with 'Northstar Systems, Inc.' as the vendor.


I've also seen in forums where someone has tried modifying LIRC to try to
get this specific device to work, but with no luck ( Can anyone point me in
the right direction for Linux / XP drivers for this device? Here's all of
the information I have on it:

[jherm@desktop Desktop]$ sudo lsusb -vd 04eb:e004
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 04eb:e004 Northstar Systems, Inc.
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0         8
  idVendor           0x04eb Northstar Systems, Inc.
  idProduct          0xe004

"eHome Infrared Transceiver" is indeed typically the marketing name for MCE
USB receivers that we should be able to handle using the mceusb2 driver.
I've added the vendor and device ID to lirc cvs, it *should* work, not sure
why the Ubuntu fellow had issues.

Jarod Wilson