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Old 07-24-2005, 02:55 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
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How to get LIRC with StreamZap Remote

Hi all,

I have setup a lounge room PC with FC4 and MythTV, everything is working well, except the DVD Ripping and CD Ripping but I'm not too bothered with that at the moment, what I want to do is be able to use my remote with MythTV and KDE.

The remote I have is a StreamZap, works well under Windows and is also supported by the latest Lirc.

The thing is I can't get it to work at all!

Under KDE in the Control Center I can go to Peripherals and then Remote Controls but it has the message "There are no Remote Controls available. You must first setup LIRC correctly; see for more information"

LIRC site is not helpful at all, unless I'm looking in the wrong place.

I have installed with Synaptic all of the LIRC rpms I could get my hands on and also the ones for MythTV but still no go.

Can anyone help?
Old 07-25-2005, 12:10 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Distribution: Slackware
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getting lirc to work is not as easy as clicking in KDE's control center. Basicly:
- the neccesary modules for the kernel must be loaded (my case is a serial port receiver, so the module is lirc_serial)
- there must be running the daemon lircd
- you should have a .lircrc file adequate for the apps you'll be controlling with your remote (example, xmms)

the lirc page has a very step-by-step-configuration page

read it carefully, and if in trouble check the mail list (on the lirc site).


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