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Old 09-28-2005, 04:50 AM   #1
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how to use TV IR remote with FC4 (LIRC?)


How could I configure my Fedora Core 4 under KDE to use with TV IR remote control?
I have IrDA adapter from USB to IR and I would like to catch IR signals from my TV remote to control the desktop.

I think it would be done using LIRC, I even found an archive on my remote on lirc.sourceforge.org:
Samsung remote

I visited www.lirc.org, but I still don't know how to make things work.

When inserting IrDA adapter, it is properly recognised:
Code:
dmesg | tail
usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
SigmaTel STIr4200 IRDA/USB found at address 2, Vendor: 66f, Product: 4200
drivers/net/irda/stir4200.c: IrDA: Registered SigmaTel device irda0
usbcore: registered new driver stir4200
I started lirc using "service lirc start", and under KDE started irkick, but my remote is not detected.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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lirc doesn't really do irda to any extent... if you want a generic IR remote reciver just make one. it really is VERY VERY easy, and costs under 5 easy: http://lnx.manoweb.com/lirc/
 
Old 10-01-2005, 07:11 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for the reply. It certainly cleared my minds about the problem.
I'll probably go for the recommended solution and build my own receiver.

Btw. can I connect my Nokia phone, that's equipped with IR communication to this very IrDA under Linux and control the desktop?
Under Windows, I saw my friend, that got AT signals from the phone. Do I have to write a kernel module to do it under Linux or is there already any support for Phone to PC with IrDA?
 
Old 10-01-2005, 09:48 AM   #4
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i believe gnokii would be the app to do that.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 11:23 AM   #5
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Before you give up on your USB/IR gadget have a look at

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=357041

for a simple test you can do to see if the adapter is picked up by linux. Since I wrote that the DVICO device I tried has got lirc support, so is easy to interface to apps.
 
  


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