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Old 09-04-2004, 04:58 AM   #1
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Setting up ATI Remote kernel module


I have a Medion 8080 PC running Fedora Core 2, which came with a USB RF Remote control. After doing some research, I've found this device works with the ati_remote driver produced by GATOS. However, according to GATOS, this is now incorporated into both the Linux Kernal and LIRC.

As I'm using Fedora Core 2, with kernal version 2.6.8-1.521smp I should have this module already, or I think I do. The problem is the only tutorials I can find to get this working are old, written using the 2.2 or 2.4 kernel which require the ati_remote driver from GATOS. I want to know how to get this working using the driver in the kernel.

I'd also like to know (as this seems to have got other people, after searching for info) how to set up key mappings for this device once the driver is installed. While I'm at it, I'd also like to get the multimedia keys on my keyboard working too (which I assume is done in the same way). I know you can use xev to find out what the keycodes are, but no-one's said what you do with these on the sites I've found!

Thanks for any help you may provide in advance.

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Old 09-04-2004, 05:50 AM   #2
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I'm not too sure how to help you, but if you want to know that you have that module type lsmod and that should do it!! Should check it if its there, and also I think it'll work fine in 2.6.6
 
Old 09-04-2004, 05:58 AM   #3
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Well, it should, but I've never got commands like modprobe and lsmod to work. I always get bash: lsmod: command not found. I don't suppose this could be explained?

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Ok, I just tried doing /sbin/lsmod which gave me an unexpectidely short list which did not include ati_remote.

Also, I checked my kernel version, which I've updated in my original post.

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Old 09-04-2004, 06:25 AM   #4
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Okay, I've just tried /sbin/modprobe ati_remote which seemed to work, as the module then showed up in lsmod. However, the remote didn't do anything?! Also, this isn't stuck after a reboot, so how would I add this to the startup files?
 
Old 10-01-2004, 12:29 PM   #5
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Dude, im having same problems, cant seem to get x to recognise the remote. Did you manage to make it work? and how?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:59 AM   #6
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No sorry, still no joy
 
Old 10-05-2004, 09:38 AM   #7
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This might get you started (although the installation part might be a bit out of date).

http://remotew.free.fr/linux_en.htm

Loading a module at startup can be done in various ways, and depends also on the way the particular distro is organised. If you have a file /etc/modules then any modules listed in there should get loaded automatically at startup. See also the above link.
 
  


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