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USB Remote intended for Media Center PCs
 
USB Remote intended for Media Center PCs
 
*Vendors Website: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=065
 
*Vendors Website: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=065
*Supported by LinuxMCE
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*Supported by LinuxMCE when used with one of the supported [[Infrared Infrared Receivers]].
  
 
===Description===
 
===Description===
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**The easiest method of installation is via the [[LinuxMCE Admin Website]]  
 
**The easiest method of installation is via the [[LinuxMCE Admin Website]]  
 
***Click on [[Media Directors]]
 
***Click on [[Media Directors]]
***Scroll to the bottom of the list of configurable items for Infrared Receivers and select mce_usb2 from the drop down list, this will automatically install the lirc modules and update the lircd.conf file.
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***Scroll to the bottom of the list of configurable items for Infrared remote controls you will use and select "Windows XP MC Remote" from the drop down list, this will automatically update the lircd.conf file.
 
***Reload the Router and you should be good to go.
 
***Reload the Router and you should be good to go.
 
* IR Transmitter is supported with driver module lirc_mceusb2 version >= 0.24 (lirc-0.8.2).  
 
* IR Transmitter is supported with driver module lirc_mceusb2 version >= 0.24 (lirc-0.8.2).  
 
**However, the transmitter is not currently supported in LinuxMCE
 
**However, the transmitter is not currently supported in LinuxMCE
 
===Troubleshooting===
 
===Troubleshooting===
1. Currently you need to run the following command in order to get the LIRC modules available for use
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1. Currently the lircd.conf file is located in the /etc/lirc/ directory which is not where the scripts are trying to update the lircd.conf file.  You need to go to the /etc/lirc directory and vi hardware.conf and add /ect/lircd.conf as the location of the lircd.conf file. Then cd into /etc directory and vi lircd.conf and save a blank file, now the scripts will be able to update the lircd.conf file with the appropriate remote control data.
  depmod -ae
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  modprobe lirc_mceusb2
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This should allow the modules to be available and you should be able to use the remote control with the USB dongle included with the remote.
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[[Category:Hardware]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
[[Category:Input]]
 
[[Category:Input]]

Revision as of 01:27, 10 September 2007

USB Remote intended for Media Center PCs

Description

There are two main versions of the MCE remote, typically referred to as the 'older' (Version 1) and 'newer' (Version 2) models. Both of these are now supported in the latest lirc, currently 0.8.1.

The newer remote comes in various alternatives, including different shapes and features. The new model is manufactured by Philips and half a dozen other manufacturers and is available by (among many other ways) purchase on it's own, shipped with MCE 2005 and contained in Hauppauge TV card MCE-Kits.

Support

  • IR Receiver is supported
    • The easiest method of installation is via the LinuxMCE Admin Website
      • Click on Media Directors
      • Scroll to the bottom of the list of configurable items for Infrared remote controls you will use and select "Windows XP MC Remote" from the drop down list, this will automatically update the lircd.conf file.
      • Reload the Router and you should be good to go.
  • IR Transmitter is supported with driver module lirc_mceusb2 version >= 0.24 (lirc-0.8.2).
    • However, the transmitter is not currently supported in LinuxMCE

Troubleshooting

1. Currently the lircd.conf file is located in the /etc/lirc/ directory which is not where the scripts are trying to update the lircd.conf file. You need to go to the /etc/lirc directory and vi hardware.conf and add /ect/lircd.conf as the location of the lircd.conf file. Then cd into /etc directory and vi lircd.conf and save a blank file, now the scripts will be able to update the lircd.conf file with the appropriate remote control data.