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.

This guide was first published on Mar 15, 2013. It was last updated on Nov 14, 2018. This page (Using Other Remotes) was last updated on Feb 27, 2018.