Gyration Media Center Universal Remote Control needs an entry in the remote section

Bug #156494 reported by Modulok on 2007-10-24
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Mythbuntu
Confirmed
Wishlist
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lirc (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Mythbuntu 7.10 freshly installed.

There isn't an entry for my remote, the bottom of the remote page says to submit a "bug". This remote is awesome in that it can control up to three other home theater electronics and the PC (not to mention the gyration mouse).

It would be great to have built in support for this awesome remote.

Hi thanks for filing this bug. Can you provide some more information what
is required to support this remote? Is it supported by LIRC, or an external
project?

Do you have a lircd.conf and lircrc file that you can add to the bug?

Thanks!

On 10/23/07, Modulok <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Public bug reported:
>
> Mythbuntu 7.10 freshly installed.
>
> There isn't an entry for my remote, the bottom of the remote page says
> to submit a "bug". This remote is awesome in that it can control up to
> three other home theater electronics and the PC (not to mention the
> gyration mouse).
>
> It would be great to have built in support for this awesome remote.
>
> ** Affects: mythbuntu
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> --
> Gyration Media Center Universal Remote Control needs an entry in the
> remote section
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/156494
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of
> Mythbuntu, which is the bug contact for Mythbuntu.
>

--
Mario Limonciello
<email address hidden>

Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

Hi Modulok,

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug.

Sadly we do not have access to all remotes available. If you have been unable to find a suitable lircd.conf elsewhere, I might ask that you record one yourself following this guide:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Install_Lirc_Gutsy#head-025c74d0d3764358ee4e877f536ede253efeaee3

Then attach the new lircd.conf to this bug, as we can get support included for future users.

Modulok (modulok30) wrote :

Wow, fast reply!

I just got the remote and just got mythbuntu installed like 1hr ago. I did
mess with an old remote (ati remote wonder) with mythtv but not this remote.
I didn't get it working either, if you could guide me in the right direction
I will help with some of the necessary files.

I think I remember your nick from the ubuntu forums. want me to post in
there?

Here is the info I have on the remote:

remote connects to PC via RF, and has built in IR for home theater equip. I
am not sure if the remote can use IR to control the PC, but my HTPC doesnt
have IR, so its just using the RF receiver (usb dongle)

let me know what steps I should take.

-Mike

On 10/23/07, Mario Limonciello <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Hi thanks for filing this bug. Can you provide some more information what
> is required to support this remote? Is it supported by LIRC, or an
> external
> project?
>
> Do you have a lircd.conf and lircrc file that you can add to the bug?
>
> Thanks!
>
> On 10/23/07, Modulok <email address hidden> wrote:
> >
> > Public bug reported:
> >
> > Mythbuntu 7.10 freshly installed.
> >
> > There isn't an entry for my remote, the bottom of the remote page says
> > to submit a "bug". This remote is awesome in that it can control up to
> > three other home theater electronics and the PC (not to mention the
> > gyration mouse).
> >
> > It would be great to have built in support for this awesome remote.
> >
> > ** Affects: mythbuntu
> > Importance: Undecided
> > Status: New
> >
> > --
> > Gyration Media Center Universal Remote Control needs an entry in the
> > remote section
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/156494
> > You received this bug notification because you are a member of
> > Mythbuntu, which is the bug contact for Mythbuntu.
> >
>
>
> --
> Mario Limonciello
> <email address hidden>
>
> --
> Gyration Media Center Universal Remote Control needs an entry in the
> remote section
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/156494
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

--
-Mike

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

Mike,

To start out, post any lsusb info relevant to the remote. If you have a
link to it online somewhere or anything that claims it should be supported.
The more information we have about it, the more likely we can have out of
the box support for Hardy.

Mario

On 10/23/07, Modulok <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Wow, fast reply!
>
> I just got the remote and just got mythbuntu installed like 1hr ago. I did
> mess with an old remote (ati remote wonder) with mythtv but not this
> remote.
> I didn't get it working either, if you could guide me in the right
> direction
> I will help with some of the necessary files.
>
> I think I remember your nick from the ubuntu forums. want me to post in
> there?
>
> Here is the info I have on the remote:
>
> remote connects to PC via RF, and has built in IR for home theater equip.
> I
> am not sure if the remote can use IR to control the PC, but my HTPC doesnt
> have IR, so its just using the RF receiver (usb dongle)
>
> let me know what steps I should take.
>
> -Mike
>
> On 10/23/07, Mario Limonciello <email address hidden> wrote:
> >
> > Hi thanks for filing this bug. Can you provide some more information
> what
> > is required to support this remote? Is it supported by LIRC, or an
> > external
> > project?
> >
> > Do you have a lircd.conf and lircrc file that you can add to the bug?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > On 10/23/07, Modulok <email address hidden> wrote:
> > >
> > > Public bug reported:
> > >
> > > Mythbuntu 7.10 freshly installed.
> > >
> > > There isn't an entry for my remote, the bottom of the remote page says
> > > to submit a "bug". This remote is awesome in that it can control up to
> > > three other home theater electronics and the PC (not to mention the
> > > gyration mouse).
> > >
> > > It would be great to have built in support for this awesome remote.
> > >
> > > ** Affects: mythbuntu
> > > Importance: Undecided
> > > Status: New
> > >
> > > --
> > > Gyration Media Center Universal Remote Control needs an entry in the
> > > remote section
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/156494
> > > You received this bug notification because you are a member of
> > > Mythbuntu, which is the bug contact for Mythbuntu.
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Mario Limonciello
> > <email address hidden>
> >
> > --
> > Gyration Media Center Universal Remote Control needs an entry in the
> > remote section
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/156494
> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> > of the bug.
> >
>
>
> --
> -Mike
>
> --
> Gyration Media Center Universal Remote Control needs an entry in the
> remote section
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/156494
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of
> Mythbuntu, which is the bug contact for Mythbuntu.
>

--
Mario Limonciello
<email address hidden>

Modulok (modulok30) wrote :

Ok, the output from lsusb:

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0c16:0002 Gyration, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 15c2:ffdc SoundGraph Inc. iMON PAD Remote Controller
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

I have no links or have found anything relevant to this exact remote to be supported. The closest I have found is on the ubuntuforums. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=479897

Let me know what else to try.

Modulok (modulok30) wrote :

I have some additional info.

I am trying to create the .lircd file with no luck yet.

-----
cat /proc/bus/input/devices
-----
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0c16 Product=0002 Version=0110
N: Name="Gyration Gyration RF Technology Receiver"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:0b.0-7/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input2
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event2
B: EV=10000f
B: KEY=7fff 2c3027 bf004440 0 0 1 c00 837c000 267bfa d941dfed e09effdf 1cfffff ffffffff fffffffe
B: REL=40
B: ABS=1 0

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0c16 Product=0002 Version=0120
N: Name="Gyration Gyration RF Technology Receiver"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:0b.0-7/input1
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input3
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd mouse1 event3
B: EV=10000f
B: KEY=7fff 42c73b7 bf0d4440 0 0 1f0001 c04 837c007 ffa67bfa d941dfff 80beffcd 1cfffff febffbff dffffffe
B: REL=143
B: ABS=1 0

-----
sudo evtest /dev/input/event2 [or event3]
-----
I get responses from all buttons but these:
power button
play tv button [tv icon with play symbol]
Windows [Green] button
four "MY' buttons [pictures, tv, music, video]
five bottom buttons [setup menu, last, input, dvd menu]

-----
sudo /usr/sbin/lircd -H dev/input -d /dev/input/event2 -n [window 1]
irw [window 2]
-----
when I press buttons nothing shows up in the first window

-----
irrecord -H dev/input -d /dev/input/event3 /tmp/irr.out
-----
Mapped buttons and copied file to /etc/lirc/lircd.conf

Note: this is where I am at, I don't know what should be in the "MODULES==" section of hardware.conf (or anything I need to add/change in the file)
I have attached the lircd.conf I made.

Please let me know what I am missing.
Thanks

Martin Adler (martin-adler) wrote :

I have basically the same device. It is just rebranded by Fiire (http://www.fiire.com) as the FiireChief (http://www.fiire.com/fiire-chief.php). LinuxMCE uses this remote in all of its glory so there must be support in linux already.

Thought this might help.

volkswagner (rvwbug) wrote :

LinuxMCE thread http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=2308.0 these remotes have different firmware. It is all confusing to me. I wish I new about the fiire although I got two of the gyrations for a hundred bucks. Wish I could get this working in Mythbuntu.

volkswagner (rvwbug) wrote :

maybe someone can apply this to the XFCE, as this is based on openbox.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=479897

volkswagner (rvwbug) wrote :

Thanks to the author of EvRouter the remote can function very well with i386 architecture. You can see the whole story here. It is an excellent work around.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=479897

laga (laga) wrote :

Maybe we can probably use the dev/input driver for this remote?

Dustin Coates (dcoates) wrote :

If support for this remote can be included out of the box it would be great. Currently i got it to work for 7.10, and 8.04 with the instructions below.

If not offical support, how about a package that installs evrouter, the config files, and the autostart files.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=479897

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

Hi dustin:

Reading your description here, this isn't appropriate for the lirc package. I do definitely agree though we need some nice way of setting this remote up. If you would like to automate it, we would be glad to include such an item.

Changed in lirc:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Invalid
Changed in mythbuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Dustin Coates (dcoates) wrote :

Hi Mario,

Thanks,

If you or someone else on this team could point me to some good deb package tutorials, then i'll give it a shot. My ideal end solution would be able to have the install as an option in MMC console eventually.

Martin Adler (martin-adler) wrote :

Check out this discussion about the fiire remote on the LinuxMCE mailinglist:

http://www.charonmedia.org/pipermail/lmce-dev/2008-May/000303.html

It may shed some light on things.

Thomas Mashos (tgm4883) on 2008-08-07
Changed in mythbuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
MarcRandolph (mrand) wrote :

@laga: yes, dev/input can be used and the Gyration remotes play well with LIRC if you do that.

I created http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Gyration-based_MCE_Remotes and showed how. Intrepid's 2.6.27 kernel should fix some of the incorrect keycodes generated by the remote as well.

Thomas Mashos (tgm4883) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. As it is likely that nobody on the Mythbuntu team owns the specific hardware you have, we will require a few additional files in order to meet your request. Please attach the following files so we can add your hardware to the database.

lircd.conf containing all buttons with Common English Names (Up, Down, ChanUp, ChanDown, ect)
.lircrc configured for at least MythTV
hardware.conf

We will be unable to fulfill your request without these files. Until then, we will mark this bug as incomplete as we do not have the resources to generate this files ourself.

Changed in mythbuntu:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
MarcRandolph (mrand) wrote :

Here is the lircd.conf that I developed. It uses naming that is compatible with the mce remotes since it basically is one.

MarcRandolph (mrand) wrote :
Changed in mythbuntu:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Shaun Mallette (chicagonpg) wrote :

Thanks Marc for the input of the lircd.conf

Thomas Mashos (tgm4883) on 2015-01-12
tags: added: downstream
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