[linux-dvb] Nova-t 500 remote working for you?

Andy Morton andy.morton at teamtbt.com
Thu Aug 16 12:19:40 CEST 2007

Simon Lundell wrote:
> On 8/16/07, *Torgeir Veimo* <torgeir at pobox.com 
> <mailto:torgeir at pobox.com>> wrote:
>     On Thu, 2007-08-16 at 07:39 +0100, Andy Morton wrote:
>     > se the same Lirc files (albeit modified slightly to map the bottom
>     > two rows to digital text) and it does work - irw shows the correct
>     > key
>     > presses and mythtv can be controlled by remote - but only from
>     > ridiculously close to the receiver (even with new batteries ;))
>     Makes
>     > me
>     > think it's hardware problem rather than a configuration problem.
>     Some cards come with a faulty sensor
> I have had cards with faulty sensors that only worked intermittently. 
> I have also experienced that fluorescent light bulbs can interfere 
> with the IR signal.Very hard to debug when you think its a software 
> problem :)
> //Simon*
> *

I've been doing a little reading around lirc in general (and 
particularly in Ubuntu here 
and here <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=288229>). From what I 
can tell, the fact that when I press a number key whilst lirc is stopped 
it appears in the console means that the remote is being picked up by 
ir_common within the kernel and being interpreted as keystroke events. 
Assuming I'm understanding all of this correctly, is there any way that 
could be causing the reduced reception zone?

I'm very reluctant to say that it's a faulty sensor causing this, as it 
all worked perfectly in Windows back in the day. The remote itself has 
had some rough treatment in it's time, so I'm thinking if it's hardware 
then it's probably that.


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