[LINUX] HOW-TO get Hama MCE Remote Control to fully work in Ubuntu 9.04 - Printable Version
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- anton610 - 2009-12-23 10:10
lx_cool_j Wrote:thank you @TheHeadGear,
I'll try it soon
- lx_cool_j - 2009-12-23 16:31
to completely remove lirc enter
have you replaced [xbmc-user] to your ubuntu username in all of the commands and pathes listed in my tutorial?
for example, if your username is xbmc, the correct command should be:
i only tried this on ubuntu 9.04 (my machine and a friend's) but normally, it should work on 9.10 too.
- DocEvil - 2009-12-23 17:58
sure, i completly removed lirc with the command you posted, after that, a complete reinstall was made. So now i can use
irw to look which remote actions are function, but like i wrote, the command you are posting again, have no effect, no output in terminal.
- lx_cool_j - 2009-12-24 13:03
if you see the pressed buttons of the remote in irw, there has to be an error with your Lircmap.xml or remote.xml in the userdata directory of xbmc. the first letter of Lircmap.xml has to be upper case.
do you see a xbmc.log in your xbmc temp directory?
in my case /home/xbmc/.xbmc/temp
also, in my xbmc, i have checked the option "remote control sends keyboard presses" and "enable mouse" from the "input devices" section. you may also check the option debug logging in the system settings.
- vibowit - 2009-12-28 03:36
To make it work under Karmic you have to edit:
add one line to it
With this modification it works like a charm in Karmic and XBMC 9.11 beta2.
I have not hama, but Vista MCE Remote VRC-1100 and the codes are identical.
Thanks and regards.
- Surjio - 2010-01-04 15:28
quick q: where did you get the lircd.conf from?
I tried to make one with irrecord, but I get zeros for all of the codes. Bizarrely, I tried to make a conf file for the mouse event device and that worked.
Any info of how you did it would be great.
If anyone else has any advice, it will be appreciated too.
- leftbit - 2010-01-05 22:05
Post #15 works for the Hama MCE remote.
Things not working so far:
- mouse input via remote
- some keys are mapped to "combinations" (e.g. the #-key), which don't work in this configuration.
I googled around somewhat. Apparently (correct me if I'm wrong) without lirc the remote control acts like a keyboard-mouse-combo.
Has anyone tried getting things to work by modifying the keyboard.xml?
- Evin - 2010-01-06 17:52
I'm using the remote. It took me weeks and months to get XBMC up and running. Even if only a few buttons are working, I'm glad that suspend/resume works.
I'm scared that I screw something, if I try it again.
What are those commands for?
lx_cool_j Wrote:add the following code (IMPORTANT: the entry has to be written before "exit 0") to
I'm curious. Will I need those steps if the remote is recognized and working correctly besides of some buttons?
- lx_cool_j - 2010-01-07 12:13
i found it somewhere on the internet but edited it for my needs. @leftbit wrote that some keys are mapped to combinations. that's true, i ignored some keys in lircd.conf so they are not interpreted. pressing these buttons are recognized as one key press. the problem is, that some keys are recognized as the same key press. but that's better than nothing...
it's true that the mouse is not working any more, that's the price you have to pay for now. i don't really need it, so no problem for me.
- lx_cool_j - 2010-01-07 12:14
servus in den osten österreichs...
simply said - this is for interpreting the remote as a remote and not as keyboard/mouse combination device.