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Old 08-29-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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How do I set up my X10 remote for simple media player functions?


Since I have most things set up on my computer, I have decided that I should complete the whole setup.

Which involves TV tuner, Radio tuner and the remote.

For now the tuners can wait (I have no use of them really for now), but I want to setup my remote so I can control applications like totem, gxine, and rhythmbox.

I know that it is an X10 remote, but I dont know the specific model. However, it is recognized in linux to be ATI/X10 RF Remote.

I have heard of LIRC and its potential support of my remote, but I have no idea at how to set up this remote to work with these apps. I have no config, but I have LIRC installed on Ubuntu.

I plan on having it set up on both Slackware and Ubuntu, I just need to be pointed in the right direction.

Any help?

Thanks...
 
Old 08-30-2007, 08:16 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if you need to configure it but i think you can use it right away in your apps that support lirc.
 
Old 08-30-2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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Gave it a try and it doesnt seem to work. After installing lirc it mentioned something about it needs configuring...
 
Old 08-30-2007, 11:59 AM   #4
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The holy manual says this:

Code:
LIRCRCD(1)                            FSF                           LIRCRCD(1)

NAME
       lircrc  daemon  - handle consistent .lircrc state among client applica-
       tions

SYNOPSIS
       lircrcd [options] config-file

DESCRIPTION
       lircrcd reads the given .lircrc config file and synchronises  the  mode
       that  the LIRC clients using this config file (irexec(1), irxevent(1) ,
       etc.) are in. Using lircrcd has to be explicitly enabled in the  config
       file by adding the following line at the beginning of the file:
       #! lircrcd

       -h --help
              display this message

       -v --version
              display version

       -p --permission=mode
              file permissions for socket

       -o --output=socket
              output socket filename

OPTIONS
       -p, --premission=mode
              The  --permission  option  gives the file permission of the Unix
              domain socket lircrcd creates on startup  in  octal  representa-
              tion.  Read  the documentation for chmod for further details. If
              no --permission option is given when the socket is  created  the
              default  is to give only the user owning the file read and write
              permissions (0600 in octal representation).

       -o, --output=socket
              With the --output option you can select the Unix domain  socket,
              which  lircrcd will create. The default is to append a "d" char-
              acter to the config filename given.

SEE ALSO
       The documentation for lirc  is  maintained  as  html  pages.  They  are
       located under html/ in the documentation directory.

lircrcd 0.8.1                    January 2007                       LIRCRCD(1)
 
Old 08-30-2007, 12:23 PM   #5
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Where do I get the config file to use though?
 
  


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