[LINUX] HOW-TO configure Soundgraph iMON VFD/IR Receiver (used by many HTPC chassis)

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siliconix Offline
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Doxic Wrote:I can't get over the first step... my "cat /proc/usb/devices" shows this information



so I altered my /etc/modprobe.d/usbhid to the following


but the result is still the same (after "depmod -ae" and "update-initramfs -u"), the driver section shows Driver=usbhid. I installed the XBMC Live (Ubuntu 8.04, 2.6.24-19-generic)

Can anyone help me?

The update-initramfs command didnt work for me, I guess the livecd boot stuff is slighly different (using live usb also). I ended up creating an rc.local file in /etc with all the commands the original post suggested having in crontab + a few additionals.
The first line makes sure usbhid is loaded and actually reading the options from /etc/modprobe.d/usbhid
The second loads lirc_imon
The rest is more or less the same as the original post had in crontab.

Code:
#!/bin/sh
/sbin/rmmod usbhid && /sbin/modprobe usbhid
/sbin/modprobe lirc_imon
/usr/local/sbin/lircd --driver=default --device=/dev/lirc0 --pidfile=/var/run/lirc0.pid --listen=8765
/usr/local/sbin/lircd --driver=default --device=/dev/lirc1 --pidfile=/var/run/lirc1.pid --output=/dev/lircd --connect=localhost:8765
/bin/chmod 777 /dev/lcd0

Oh yeah, dont forget to chmod +x /etc/rc.local
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siliconix Wrote:The rest is more or less the same as the original post had in crontab.

Code:
#!/bin/sh
/sbin/rmmod usbhid && /sbin/modprobe usbhid
/sbin/modprobe lirc_imon
/usr/local/sbin/lircd --driver=default --device=/dev/lirc0 --pidfile=/var/run/lirc0.pid --listen=8765
/usr/local/sbin/lircd --driver=default --device=/dev/lirc1 --pidfile=/var/run/lirc1.pid --output=/dev/lircd --connect=localhost:8765
/bin/chmod 777 /dev/lcd0

Oh yeah, dont forget to chmod +x /etc/rc.local

This helped me also, or it might have something to do with moving the --connect localhost:8765 last instead like this:
Code:
/usr/local/sbin/lircd --driver=default --device=/dev/lirc0 --pidfile=/var/run/lirc0.pid --listen=8765 /etc/rm200d1.conf
/usr/local/sbin/lircd --driver=default --device=/dev/lirc1 --pidfile=/var/run/lirc1.pid --output=/dev/lircd /etc/rm200d2.conf --connect=localhost:8765
chmod 777 /dev/lcd0
/usr/local/sbin/LCDd

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 with xbmc from the repo and a Antec Fusion Remote Black with the RM200 remote (using Logitech Harmony 555 with custom button setup now) btw..

Happy, happy, joy, joy! Big Grin
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Hello

I follow this procedure, but after this line
Quote:sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc-modules-source

i get this error

Quote:Removing all DKMS Modules
Done.
Adding Module to DKMS build system
Doing initial module build

Error! Build of lirc_imon.ko failed for: 2.6.27-7-generic (i686)
Consult the make.log in the build directory
/var/lib/dkms/lirc/0.8.3/build/ for more information.
Installing initial module

Error! Could not locate lirc_atiusb.ko for module lirc in the DKMS tree.
You must run a dkms build for kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (i686) first.
Done.

Somebody ?

Tnx in advance ...
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cosmograf Offline
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Can someone explain why following these instructions corrupted my video drivers?.

Also

Code:
sudo /etc/modprobe.d/usbhid

This folder doesn't exist on my system.?

Can't get LCD or remote working with these instructions.

Very frustrating.No
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Coguar Wrote:Hello

I follow this procedure, but after this line


i get this error

uote:Removing all DKMS Modules
Done.
Adding Module to DKMS build system
Doing initial module build

Error! Build of lirc_imon.ko failed for: 2.6.27-7-generic (i686)
Consult the make.log in the build directory
/var/lib/dkms/lirc/0.8.3/build/ for more information.
Installing initial module

Error! Could not locate lirc_atiusb.ko for module lirc in the DKMS tree.
You must run a dkms build for kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (i686) first.
Done.

Somebody ?

Tnx in advance ...

Hey cougar, I got the exact same error. It seems the newest CVS build gives a load of problems using the commands in this guide. You should look for an older version. For me the version on Ron Frazier's site worked as a charm!
http://ronfrazier.net/mythtv/downloads/l...s.tar.gzip

edit: On 2nd thought, this one doesn't work either. Is there any one with enough linuxpowah to create a patch? Else we'll just have to wait. ought, this one doesn't work either. Is there any one with enough linuxpowah to create a patch? Else we'll just have to wait.
(This post was last modified: 2009-01-12 20:27 by tiburcillo.)
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A little update on my compilingadventures:
Hello, I'm currently running hardy with 2.6.24-23-server kernel.
If I download the snapshot source and compile with driver config imon_lcd everything seems to go smooth. However when I try to load the module something goes wrong:
Code:
sudo mount -t usbfs none /proc/bus/usb
sudo cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
Gives me this output before modprobing:
Code:
T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=04 Cnt=02 Dev#=  4 Spd=1.5 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=15c2 ProdID=0038 Rev= 0.02
C:* #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID  ) Sub=00 Prot=02 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   8 Ivl=10ms
I:* If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   8 Ivl=10ms
Next step:
Code:
sudo modprobe lirc_imon
dmesg | grep lirc
Gives following output:
Code:
[  591.360739] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 61
[  591.377477] /build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-2.6.24/debian/build/build-server/media/lirc/lirc_imon/lirc_imon.c: Driver for Soundgraph iMON MultiMedian IR/VFD, v0.3
[  591.377490] /build/buildd/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-2.6.24/debian/build/build-server/media/lirc/lirc_imon/lirc_imon.c: Venky Raju <dev@venky.ws>
[  591.377554] usbcore: registered new interface driver lirc_imon
When I check the usb devices again tho i get this:
Code:
T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=04 Cnt=02 Dev#=  4 Spd=1.5 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=15c2 ProdID=0038 Rev= 0.02
C:* #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID  ) Sub=00 Prot=02 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   8 Ivl=10ms
I:* If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID  ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=   8 Ivl=10ms
The driver is still (none)

I think something is broken in the CVS tree for device 0038! Sad Anyone still has an old snapshot? Nerd
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dirtylion Offline
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Post: #22
works this how to on xbmc live too ?
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tiburcillo Offline
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Wheee! I managed to find an old snapshot using this command (which worked for me)
Code:
cvs -z8 -d:pserver:anonymous@lirc.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/lirc checkout -D "19 Nov 2008" lirc

gl fellow antec veris owners! Shocked
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Post: #24
tiburcillo you on xbmc live ?
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tiburcillo Offline
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No, I'm running an Ubuntu Hardy setup. Don't know if it works on xbmc live. Confused
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I followed the guide on page one, but unfortunately this won't work with xbmc live... I also use an antec case (antec fusion remote black) and I even bought a mce remote (as I thought it would work out of the box, silly me) but I can't get it to work...

anyone was lucky enough to get a similar configuration to work under xbmc live? thank you
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I followed the guide on page one.. driver are loaded
T: Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=03 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=1.5 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=15c2 ProdID=0038 Rev= 0.02
C:* #Ifs= 2 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID ) Sub=00 Prot=02 Driver=lirc_imon
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=10ms
I:* If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=lirc_imon
E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=10ms

But when i type:
perl -e 'print pack "H*", "80000000091e0088"' > /dev/lcd0
it don't display the time Sad
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dios Offline
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Post: #28
hi all!

i have Thermaltake Mozart SX chassis
this chassis have Soundgraph iMON VFD/IR Receiver
please help. pad and vfd don work!!!
in this forum your write Vendor=152c and ProdID=0038.

root@htpc:~# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 15c2:0036 SoundGraph Inc.

please help!!


PS если есть кто русский - помогите мужики!
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dios Offline
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i'm using live xbmc system
(This post was last modified: 2009-01-15 15:33 by dios.)
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dirtylion Offline
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i always get the msg
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@lirc.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/lirc login
cvs [login aborted]: cannot get working directory: No such file or directory

someone can help me pls
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