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Saturday, January 05, 2008

How to get to use the IR Transmitter of PVR 150 on Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10) ?

How to get to use the IR Transmitter of PVR 150 on Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10) ?

Many many thanks to this post (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=587732) and this too, http://www.blushingpenguin.com/mark/blog/?p=24, here's how to:

  1. Add to /etc/apt/sources.lst:
    deb     http://ppa.launchpad.net/superm1/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse

  2. As root, run,
    # apt-get update

  3. New linux-ubuntu-modules should be available at this point, pull them down to your machine:

    # apt-get upgrade

  4. Modify /etc/lirc/hardware.conf to call *only* lirc_pvr150

    # sed -i 's/^MODULES/#MODULES/g' /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
    # echo MODULES="lirc_pvr150" >> /etc/lirc/hardware.conf

  5. Place Firmware in /lib/firmware

    # cd /lib/firmware; wget http://malayalam.homelinux.net/evuraan/haup-ir-blaster.bin


    # cd /lib/firmware; wget http://www.blushingpenguin.com/mark/lmilk/haup-ir-blaster.bin

  6. Reboot, dmesg should have these. GOOD LUCK..!

    # dmesg|grep pvr
    [   77.487264] lirc_pvr150: chip found with RX and TX
    [   77.631689] lirc_pvr150: firmware of size 302355 loaded
    [   77.631790] lirc_pvr150: 743 codesets loaded
    [   77.670058] lirc_pvr150: Hauppauge PVR-150 IR blaster: firmware version 1.3.

    At this point, you can go here to follow point 8 onwards, good luck..!

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