Remotes

Architecture and Tools

Setup

Automatic

"Service Menu" --> "LinHES Configuration" --> "Remotes" then select your remote and press "Next" and "Finish".

If your remote is not listed in the menus you will have to set it up manually.

Manual

R7.3 & Later Releases

Beginning in R7.3 the runit lircd service has been replaced with the remotes service (/etc/sv/remotes). With in kernel remote drivers LIRC is no longer the only way for LinHES to work with remotes. The remotes service allows for remotes to be started using in kernel remote drivers, LIRC, or any other commands that may be needed.

R7.2 & Earlier Releases

In LinHES R7.2 & earlier LIRC is started by runit. LinHES does not have a hardware.conf file for LIRC but instead uses the runit script at /etc/sv/lircd/run to configure and start LIRC. If your remote is not starting you can put the commands to start your remote in /etc/runit/lirc.sh and the runit script at /etc/sv/lircd/run will be ignored. Make sure to use the lircd -n switch to keep lircd in the foreground as runit requires the processes it manages be in the foreground.

Tips

Custom Remote Templates

If your remote is included with LinHES and you have modified either the /etc/lircd.conf or /etc/lircrc files your changes will be overwritten the next time the templates are updated or a different remote is selected from the Service Menu. The easiest way to avoid losing your modifications is to make your own custom remote template in ~/remotes/YourRemoteName/ and copy in the custom lircrc, lircd.conf, remote picture and remote.run files. Your remote will be available as an option in "Service Menu" --> "LinHES Configuration" --> "Remotes". and it will not be overwritten by any updates. If your remote has the same name as a remote in /usr/MythVantage/templates/remotes/ both will show in the UI. However, when either UI item is selected only the files in ~/remotes/ will used.
See also: remotes.

Miscellaneous

If your remote is not included with LinHES please open a ticket and attach the files you created to make it work so that it can be included in a future version of LinHES.

A very detailed guide filled with lots of information to help you debug your remote under LIRC >= 0.9.0 is posted here.