Using Other Remotes

I generated the config file for this remote using a utility that is part of LIRC called 'irrecord'.

If you have a different remote, then you can generate a config file for it using this tool.

The process is as follows:

  • Turn the remote off on XBMC using Rasbmc as we did before using 'mode2'.

  • Rename the existing lircd.conf out of the way

  • Type the command 'irrecord --list-namespace'. This will tell you the allowed key names that you can use when prompted.

  • Type the command 'irrecord -d /dev/lirc0 ~/lircd.conf'

  • Follow the instructions to the letter. It all seems a bit odd, but the program has to work out the timings and encodings used by the remote.

Last updated on Feb 27, 2018 Published on Mar 15, 2013