I have xbmc live installed on my pc and just bought a Phillips SRM7500 remote. There is no IR receiver on the pc but I have plugged in the USB RF Dongle to the PC. The LED on the dongle does not light up when it is plugged in.
Is anyone able to offer me any assistance in getting this going? I am a Linux Noob but can follow directions well. I am using Putty to run commands on the XBMC PC from my Win7 PC.
PANiCnz: Have you tried reinstalling LIRC? I assume the USB FR dongle came with the remote? e.g. they are a matching pair.
I've found remote support in XBMCLive to be a bit flakey, reruning LIRC normally does the trick. Should just need to choose Mircrosoft MCE options.
You assumed right. The dongle came with the remote. The dongle receives signals via radio frequencies rather than infrared. I found linux driver packages for the SRM7500 but do not know how to install them on linux.
Using putty, what commands would I have to enter to reinstall lirc? I tried sudo apt-get but got a message back saying lirc was already installed. How do I get lirc to receive commands from the USB dongle?
mediapc@XBMCLive:/etc/lirc$ lsusb Bus 005 Device 003: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0471:0617 Philips IEEE802.15.4 RF Dongle Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub mediapc@XBMCLive:/etc/lirc$
here is the package I downloaded
mediapc@XBMCLive:~$ ls lirc-0.8.6-srm7500libusb-3 Music scripts Videos lirc-0.8.6-srm7500libusb-3.tar.bz2 Pictures TV Shows