Gyration GYR4101US

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810 relevant 6th October 2010 esev
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Usage Information


The Gyration GYR4101US remote is a newer version of the Gyration_GYR3101US remote. The main difference being the LCD screen and a few media buttons.

The remote is not currently automatically supported in LinuxMCE however a workaround exists to get the remote working properly. The LCD display is not currently functioning.

Current Workaround

To get the GYR4101US remote working with LinuxMCE today, follow these steps. Note: This was tested with LinuxMCE 0810 running kernel version 2.6.27-17-generic.

  1. ssh into your dcerouter or media director as root
  2. Verify your kernel version matches what has been tested
    dcerouter:~# uname -r
    Tested kernels include: 2.6.27-17-generic
  3. Make a backup of your existing HID driver
    cp -i /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/hid/hid.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/hid/hid.ko.backup
  4. Download the updated HID kernel module attached to this trac ticket.
  5. Extract the kernel module
    tar -xzvf hid-linux-
  6. build the kernel module
    cd hid-linux-
  7. Replace the original HID module with the newly compiled module
    cp hid.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/hid/hid.ko
    depmod -a /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/hid/hid.ko
    update-initramfs -uvk `uname -r`
  8. Reboot
  9. After rebooting, login to your LinuxMCE admin website and click on Wizard>Devices>Orbiters
  10. Locate the Orbiter the remote is attached to and click the 'Advanced' button
  11. Click 'Create Child Device'
  12. Click 'Pick Device Template'
  13. Enter 1812, Press 'Go', then press 'Pick Device Template'
  14. Finally, Quick reload the router and the remote should work

If you are able to get this working with a different kernel version, please update this wiki page with your results.

Differences from GYR3101

Besides the obvious LCD, several of the media keys on the GYR4101 are different from the GYR3101.

  • To access MythTV, press the button directly below Volume Down
  • To access your photos, press the Camera button below Mute
  • To access your videos, press the button in the lower left corner of the remote
  • To access your music, press the second button from the right on the bottom of the remote

Keys that don't do anything

There are a few keys on the remote that don't currently appear to do anything in LinuxMCE. Some of them (INPUT, TV, PC, CAB/SAT, AUX, and BACKLIGHT) do not transmit a signal to the USB receiver and cannot be used at all. Others can probably be mapped to functions within LinuxMCE. Here are the keys that could, but do not currently do anything in LinuxMCE. If you have suggestions on what these keys could be used for please submit them on the forum topic for this remote.

Keys between volume/mute/channel and the numbers

  • The TV button with the play icon

Keys at the bottom of the remote

  • The mail button
  • The globe button
  • The folder with star button