Start your text editor and open the file named Lircmap. The release events could be created by lircd 8 using the –release option. This section is parsed by the lircd-setup tool which runs as root when lircd is started. The lircd output socket argument is an optional path to the lircd output socket. Conflicts on serial ports can be handled by disabling the kernel serial driver for that port.

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Please refer to more generic information to resolve problems.

This guide explains how to set up Kodi to understand a universal remote’s commands so not the standard MCE remotes that work out of the box. While searching for the solution, the poster tried changing LIRC’s driver to “default”which made the remote work, but only sometimes.


This can even be mandatory sometimes. Text on this page is available under Attribution-ShareAlike 3. From Official Kodi Wiki. Unless there is reason to use lirc above this is probably the way to go.

LIRC – Linux Infrared Remote Control

In the following its assumed that this user is called lirc and it’s group also is named lirc. This document was created by man2htmlusing the manual pages. If a plain file is given instead of a socket it is supposed to contain button press events formatted as documented in lircd 8. If you just find something like this you have a device which isn’t an IR device in this case an RF remote:. If you want to use the default configuration you should start and enable the lircd service and possibly define lircrc files for your applications.


If you’re lucky, your remote is already supported by the kernel. MCE remotes that send keystrokes Windows remotes also known as RC6 or eHome remotes Most remotes work out of the box through the kernel input event subsystem.

So, before looking dev/lnput a suitable driver use dmesg to find out the name as described in Appendix 2. If you have a standard IR remote which is recognized by the kernel you can find how it’s registered as rc To use multiple capture devices you need to setup multiple lircd instances as described in Appendix 9.

Since this depends on how the device is connected, you lose if you disconnect the device and reconnect it to another socket.

Here, ‘rc0’ is OK if you ddv/input only one infrared device. Launchpad Janitor janitor wrote on This will print garbage on the terminal when remote buttons are pressed if it is the correct device.

Another example is lirc serial drivers which conflicts with the kernel default tty driver.

For example, this was generated from a Sound-Fly Bluetooth remote:. However, in complicated cases like these you might be better off creating a fixed device name using a udev rule. Privacy policy About linux-sunxi.

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HOW-TO:Set up LIRC – Official Kodi Wiki

The ubuntu-kernel-team is being unassigned from this bug report. MCE remotes that send keystrokes Windows remotes also known as RC6 dev/onput eHome remotes Most remotes work out of the dsv/input through the kernel input event subsystem. This can set the time between the keypress event and the first repeat event and the time between each repeat event. One can browse the source code here: Depending on your box, it might be that the event device found this way changes after a reboot.

The LIRC project began as an attempt to create drivers for home-brew hardware. Some links to build such:. It runs lircd and irw as described below, making testing much simpler.

Linux input layer driver

This might become necessary if the running kernel is different from the one used when packaging the lirc files. In general, finding out what module to blacklist is not always easy.

Instead you need a star topology setup. After that, all the button presses get recognized without issues.