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Old 05-02-2009, 08:38 AM   #1
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Cool IR remote Control / LIRC

Ubuntu 8.04,

Hi trying to add a IR remote control, idea is to run XBMC in my desktop pc, something like a network media player.
eventually it would boot directly into xbmc, then I use the ir remote to access menu's etc.

(1) any idea how I can mamage this

(2) have d/loaded LIRC, but a bit techy for me, is there any walk throughs

IR Remote = Cyberlink (cheapeo)

Old 05-02-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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It seems you wouldn't get much attention here in the Newbies corner, you question is not for a newbie.

Try relocate your post to Networking here:

There are more networked-heads there to attend your need.
Old 05-02-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by malekmustaq View Post
It seems you wouldn't get much attention here in the Newbies corner, you question is not for a newbie.
I hate to turn this into a meta-discussion and distract from the real question, but I think you're giving the OP bad advice.

IIUC, this forum is for questions by newbies, not for answers by newbies. The question is obviously from an LIRC newbie.

Try relocate your post to Networking here:
LIRC is definitely not networking. I don't know the right LQ forum for LIRC, but I think this one is better than networking.

I've answered a lot of questions (mainly in remote control forums) about IR signal issues for people using LIRC. But I never found time to actually set up LIRC myself. So I'm not qualified to answer the basics of building/buying the IR receiver and/or configuring the software.

Originally Posted by gazz777 View Post
IR Remote = Cyberlink (cheapeo)
Do you mean some combination of Cyberlink IR receiver with remote control?
Or do you really mean just a remote?

If you have a URL for a specific Cyberlink product, I might be able to fill in some of the missing concepts relative to LIRC.

On a quick look, the Cyberlink combination IR receiver and remote I saw on their web site seems to come with Linux software to go all the way from IR signal to keyboard/mouse emulation, rather than being targeted for users who want to set up LIRC.

A media system could certainly be set up to take its commands from emulated keystrokes rather than from LIRC. I've read some things about the pros and cons of that choice but didn't really follow it, and I got the idea that choice didn't matter much.

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