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Old 09-05-2006, 12:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy creative usb IR receiver and LIRC

Recently got an audigy 4, came with a remote and USB IR receiver, after much fiddling I've reached a dead end.

I've compiled using the creative driver, with no luck, I then stumbled across using the dvico driver, which seemed to have had more luck. (in that it seemed to have started etc.) However I can't get any output from IRW, it just sits there.
With the creative driver it just exits.
Mode2 doesn't work with either.

The device sits at /dev/usb/hiddev0, and cat /dev/usb/hiddev0 does give output, not that it makes any sense to me, when I press buttons.

dmesg identifies the device as "USB HID v1.00 Device [Philips Electronics - RCS Singapore Creative USB IR Receiver]"

Any pointers welcome, I can provide more info if needed...
Old 10-17-2006, 04:41 AM   #2
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Me too. Did you ever find a solution?

I get this in my dmesg:
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
hiddev96: USB HID v1.00 Device [Philips Electronics - RCS Singapore Creative USB
 IR Receiver] on usb-0000:00:02.0-5
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
  Vendor: SMSC      Model: 223 U HS-CF       Rev: 3.60
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
Old 11-04-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
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I too have this card and would love to know how to get the remote working. I found this.

I hope it helps:
Old 11-19-2006, 01:01 PM   #4
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shameless bragging ...

Got it working last week. It required 2-3 evenings of playing with compiler and documentation

For now it is completly standalone, and i'm to lazy to port it a s a proper lirc driver/daemon.
Old 12-02-2006, 05:10 PM   #5
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Doesn't work for gentoo however...


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