On 13 April 2011 15:21, Jarod Wilson <jarod@wilsonet.com> wrote:
On Apr 13, 2011, at 6:51 AM, Andrew Bowman wrote:

> On 10 April 2011 19:02, Andrew Bowman <andbow@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yippee !  50% there,  now get an output from IRW which I am very happy with.  However I am unsure if the blaster is working yet. There are no transmitter devices in the harwdware.conf

hardware.conf is a debianism, not an upstream lirc thing. The
separate TRANSMITTER crud is a relic from the days of needing
two separate pieces of hardware and two separate drivers and
lircd instances in order to transmit. The mceusb is a single
device, capable of handling both, so that stuff is just plain
misleading and confusing. I'd advise removing anything and
everything under TRANSMITTER there, and only set up the other

> #Chosen IR Transmitter
> TRANSMITTER="Microsoft Windows Media Center V2 (usb) : Direct TV Receiver"
> TRANSMITTER_MODULES="lirc_dev mceusb"
> TRANSMITTER_LIRCD_CONF="directtv/general.conf"
> When I try  IRSEND
> andrew@DVRBOX:~$ irsend SEND_ONCE directtv 101
> irsend: command failed: SEND_ONCE directtv 101
> irsend: hardware does not support sending
> andrew@DVRBOX:~$

Not quite sure what's going on there, but I mostly blame it on
the obtuseness of hardware.conf at this point.

> Some more info
> andrew@DVRBOX:~$ irsend LIST directtv ""
> irsend: 0000000000000001 1
> irsend: 0000000000000002 2
> irsend: 0000000000000003 3
> irsend: 0000000000000004 4
> irsend: 0000000000000005 5
> irsend: 0000000000000006 6

Those don't look like valid IR scancodes to me.


> I can on guess that there is still some PEBKAC error in my config.
> Andrew
> This is so frustrating, I have googled till my fingers bled but still I am not sure of a solution. I just don't know how I would configure a device for blasting

It should be dead-simple for mceusb devices, but hardware.conf makes what
should be perfectly straight-forward incredibly obtuse. Would be really
nice if the debian/ubuntu/whoever lirc package maintainers would do
something about it, because its bit quite a few users now.

Jarod Wilson

No luck ... I have tried commenting out and then removing all under TRANSMITTER , still get the irsend: hardware does not support sending message.  The IR Scancodes are OK (I think) copied them from my old mythbox, I have a non std STB.