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OneForAll URC-9040

Postby bsu74 on Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:07 am

This remote control usually is used for TV/PVR/Settop Box control with IR and also has a USB wireless receiver that has no drivers for windows as it is meant to be recognized as an Human Interface Device(HID).

I am not worried about using the supplied software Media Manager as I have a Linux version of Boxee. I just need to know how I can get Mint (latest distro) to recognise the USB receiver so I can use the remote to control Boxee.

I am very much a Mint and LINUX newbie so any answers please be patient, thank you

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Re: OneForAll URC-9040

Postby remoulder on Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:36 am

bsu74 wrote:how I can get Mint (latest distro) to recognise the USB receiver so I can use the remote to control Boxee.


Bilbo, there aren't many posts about this particular device on the ubuntu forums and the ones there are have gone unanswered, so it's not looking good. I found a post about another device that mentioned this website http://lircconfig.commandir.com/ but can't vouch for it. Others have recommended the mythbuntu-lirc-generator which is in the repos but I believe you have to have configured lirc first. See http://www.lirc.org/. There also a few posts about lirc in the forums here, try a search on that term.
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Re: OneForAll URC-9040

Postby bsu74 on Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:16 pm

Thank you for the reply, but the USB HID is a wireless receiver for the remote. It works as an IR remote for my TV,PVR/set top box and has a wiress dongle that plugs into a USB port to control the media centre so the lirc links were not much help, but I did find mention of 'usbhid'
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Re: OneForAll URC-9040

Postby remoulder on Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:04 pm

bsu74 wrote:the USB HID is a wireless receiver for the remote.

bsu74 wrote:I did find mention of 'usbhid'


Yes I understand that, you plug in your device and it should load the usbhid kernel module, if not you can load it manually with modprobe usbid. But once loaded, it is basically just another ir receiver and you need to configure lirc to interface with it.
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