Now that we know that the hardware is okay, we need to give LIRC a config file to tell it about the keys on the remote that we are using.

From the SSH session, issue the command:

nano lircd.conf

... and then paste the following text into it, before saving the file by clicking CTRL-x then Y.

# Please make this file available to others
# by sending it to <[email protected]>
# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.9.0-pre1(default) on Thu Mar 14 14:21:25 2013
# contributed by 
# brand:                       /home/pi/lircd.conf
# model no. of remote control: 
# devices being controlled by this remote:

begin remote

  name  /home/pi/lircd.conf
  bits           16
  eps            30
  aeps          100

  header       8945  4421
  one           594  1634
  zero          594   519
  ptrail        598
  repeat       8949  2187
  pre_data_bits   16
  pre_data       0xFD
  gap          106959
  toggle_bit_mask 0x0

      begin codes
          KEY_VOLUMEDOWN           0x00FF
          KEY_PLAYPAUSE            0x807F
          KEY_VOLUMEUP             0x40BF
          KEY_SETUP                0x20DF
          KEY_UP                   0xA05F
          KEY_STOP                 0x609F
          KEY_LEFT                 0x10EF
          KEY_ENTER                0x906F
          KEY_RIGHT                0x50AF
          KEY_KP0                  0x30CF
          KEY_DOWN                 0xB04F
          KEY_BACK                 0x708F
          KEY_KP1                  0x08F7
          KEY_KP2                  0x8877
          KEY_KP3                  0x48B7
          KEY_KP4                  0x28D7
          KEY_KP5                  0xA857
          KEY_KP6                  0x6897
          KEY_KP7                  0x18E7
          KEY_KP8                  0x9867
          KEY_KP9                  0x58A7
      end codes

end remote

This file should be saved in the home directory for the user pi.

Now, return to the Rasbmc Settings program and enable the option Enable GPIO TSOP IR Receiver. At the same time, change the GPIO Remote Profile as shown below:

Restart XBMC and when it has rebooted, you should see a small popup message in the bottom right corner like the one below.

You should now find that your IR remote control will work and that you no longer need the keyboard and mouse to control XBMC.

This guide was first published on Mar 15, 2013. It was last updated on Mar 15, 2013.

This page (Configure and Test) was last updated on Mar 15, 2013.

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