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akyra 12-30-2009 08:00 AM

Toshiba A500-141, how activate IRDA remote controller ?
Hi all,

I get a Toshiba Satellite A500 laptop, and I'm ubuntu 9.10 64 bits user.

I'd want to activate the integrated infrared port and use the remote controller (model G83C0009R310, RC6 ir), but I haven't found information about this.

I've installed de LIRC, LIRC-X, IRDA-UTILS, but I don't know how activate de IR port.

Thank you in advanced.

Drakeo 12-30-2009 04:39 PM

how do you know it not working. how mush experience do you have with linux.
sudo modprobe toshiba there is a part of the kernel that builds that driver.
You use Ubuntu because it is likw windows just click ?
Ubuntu has something like systems hardware proprietary drivers. put in your sudo password and it down loads it and the world is great wrong.

Only Linus Travold has thought of this so you may need to enable it in settings
let me know how it goes I will boot up Kubuntu"s Karmic kernel.
Ubuntu has a great forum on this.

akyra 12-31-2009 02:04 AM

Hi Drakeo

I'm using Ubuntu since 6.10 version. I use Ubuntu because is easy for no computing people, I'm only an amateur
I don't know what is the module need to load the irda.

In the terminal I've typed lsmod, and I don't find the irda module:

jordi@jordi-ubuntu:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 10220 1
ppdev 8232 0
bridge 56384 0
stp 3012 1 bridge
bnep 15168 2
vboxnetadp 93452 0
vboxnetflt 100460 0
vboxdrv 1708684 1 vboxnetflt
deflate 3552 0
zlib_deflate 22584 1 deflate
ctr 5216 0
twofish 6560 0
twofish_common 15200 1 twofish
camellia 19840 0
serpent 19104 0
blowfish 8512 0
cast5 15904 0
des_generic 17408 0
cbc 4224 0
cryptd 8008 0
aes_x86_64 8992 0
aes_generic 28480 1 aes_x86_64
xcbc 5640 0
rmd160 8768 0
sha256_generic 10816 0
sha1_generic 2656 0
crypto_null 3872 0
af_key 32272 0
joydev 13088 0
btusb 14260 2
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 4320 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 277860 1
arc4 2144 2
ecb 3296 2
iwlagn 124768 0
iwlcore 134820 1 iwlagn
mac80211 243360 2 iwlagn,iwlcore
snd_seq_dummy 3460 0
iptable_filter 3872 0
snd_seq_oss 33440 0
ip_tables 21200 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 25832 1 ip_tables
psmouse 57124 0
serio_raw 6596 0
snd_seq_midi 8192 0
snd_rawmidi 27360 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 8448 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_hda_intel 31880 2
snd_hda_codec 87584 3 snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 9352 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_seq 60608 7 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 8308 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 44704 0
snd_mixer_oss 18976 1 snd_pcm_oss
cfg80211 152424 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
sdhci_pci 8928 0
sdhci 20484 1 sdhci_pci
led_class 5256 2 iwlcore,sdhci
uvcvideo 65260 0
videodev 43360 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 16804 2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 13344 1 videodev
jmb38x_ms 11300 0
memstick 12528 1 jmb38x_ms
snd_pcm 93160 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
fglrx 2234552 34
snd_timer 26992 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 77096 17 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_ device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 9088 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10928 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
omnibook 63720 0
lp 11908 0
parport 40528 2 ppdev,lp
dm_raid45 78504 0
xor 5456 1 dm_raid45
usbhid 43968 0
r8169 38884 0
mii 6368 1 r8169
video 23612 0
output 3680 1 video
intel_agp 32816 0
Thank you

evo2 12-31-2009 02:09 AM


Originally Posted by akyra (Post 3808831)
I've installed de LIRC, LIRC-X, IRDA-UTILS, but I don't know how activate de IR port.

I've not used lirc before, but in general the first thing to do when installing a new package is to

cd /usr/share/doc/<package-name>

then read files like README.debian and README



ongte 12-31-2009 03:43 AM

RC6 IR remotes should be the Windows MCE remote. They are supported through the lirc_mceusb2 module.
Check this site for more info.

First test it out like this:

$ sudo modprobe lirc_mceusb2
$ lirc
$ irw

Press some key on the remote to see if you get any response.

Once that works. Add the module into /etc/modprobe.d/
Copy the sample config file:

$ sudo cp /usr/share/lirc/remotes/mceusb/lircd.conf.mceusb /etc/lircd.conf
You need to study & modify this file & customize it to your needs.

Currently the only software that works with these remotes are Media Centers. So further configuration depends on which one you want.

akyra 12-31-2009 07:38 AM

Hi ongte, thank you very much for your fast answer,

I've done your suggestions, but I don't get any response. But, "lirc_mceusb2" is a driver for usb device? My remote controller is a small integrated remote controller (in the pcmcia) no usb.

How can I know if the IRDA port is working?

Thank you

akyra 12-31-2009 07:46 AM

Thank you evo2, I didn't know anything about this folder

akyra 12-31-2009 08:37 AM

Hi all,
I've configured with "Remote Control Properties" software, and I've selected:
IC Receiver
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Model: Windows Media Center Remote
Device: "

IC Remote Control
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Model: rc6ir

But, in Configuration test show a warning: Remote control daemon not running. Cannot test buttons. This could be a configuration error. Try changing the configuration.

And the /etc/lirc/hardware.conf file is:

# /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
#Chosen Remote Control

#Chosen IR Transmitter

#Enable lircd

#Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file

#Try to load appropriate kernel modules

# Default configuration files for your hardware if any

#Forcing noninteractive reconfiguration
#If lirc is to be reconfigured by an external application
#that doesn't have a debconf frontend available, the noninteractive
#frontend can be invoked and set to parse REMOTE and TRANSMITTER
#It will then populate all other variables without any user input
#If you would like to configure lirc via standard methods, be sure
#to leave this set to "false"

# Remote settings required by gnome-lirc-properties

# Receiver settings required by gnome-lirc-properties
RECEIVER_MODEL="Windows\ Media\ Center\ Remote"
Any idea?

Thank you very much.

ongte 12-31-2009 09:16 AM

Well I've never used any GUI like this.

Remote control daemon not running. Could it be you need to start lircd?

I really suggest you have a read through the lirc documentation. This site will help:

akyra 12-31-2009 09:55 AM

Well, I've looked for in google, and the IR receiver in the toshiba is the ENE CIR Receiver, in my case is ENE200 model.


jordi@jordi-ubuntu:~$ lspnp
00:00 PNP0a08 (unknown)
00:01 ENE0200 (unknown)
00:02 PNP0200 AT DMA controller
00:03 PNP0103 High-Precision Event Timer
00:04 PNP0c04 Math coprocessor
00:05 PNP0c02 Motherboard resources
00:06 PNP0b00 AT real-time clock
00:07 PNP0303 IBM enhanced keyboard (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)
00:08 SYN0712 (unknown)
00:09 PNP0c02 Motherboard resources
I've visited some forum, and explain that this chip is not supported in linux yet.

If someone find more information, please public here, while, I'm looking for.

Thank you.

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