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kkazakov13

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« on: February 10, 2007, 03:37:18 am »
I've used once my palm to send IR signals to TVs, DVDs, etc.


Is there a program for linux, which can do the same ? And doesn't look too bad, and to have big buttons


Anyone?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 03:41:36 am »
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I've used once my palm to send IR signals to TVs, DVDs, etc.


Is there a program for linux, which can do the same ? And doesn't look too bad, and to have big buttons


Anyone?
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007, 03:56:05 am »
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I've used once my palm to send IR signals to TVs, DVDs, etc.


Is there a program for linux, which can do the same ? And doesn't look too bad, and to have big buttons


Anyone?
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something like LIRC?
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The opposite - the remote.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007, 04:17:07 am »
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something like LIRC?

The opposite - the remote.

If lirc is configured correctly with a transmit capable device (like any supported irda device) lirc will be capable of bothe transmit and receive.

Although I've not yet tryed I think any Z should be able to to the full infrared RTX.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007, 04:23:53 am »
I don't want to use LIRC ... it always gets me headache. Just want simple silly program with big buttons which can be told what to do, and to program them as I want ... can you imagine situation where I want to remember quickly IR code from a certain remote, and to open console and check with tools, then edit config files ... i don't want to!
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007, 05:00:26 am »
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I don't want to use LIRC ... it always gets me headache. Just want simple silly program with big buttons which can be told what to do, and to program them as I want ... can you imagine situation where I want to remember quickly IR code from a certain remote, and to open console and check with tools, then edit config files ... i don't want to!
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This is still not what you are looking for but might help others too:
The config only needs be done once, including learning the codes of the remote you want to duplicate.
But I don't think lirc (on it's own) will take you as far as having buttons to press on your dektop.
So the first thing you need is set up correctly /etc/lircd.conf with all the romotes you wnat to receive/send.
Then you could use irsend to send the correct  "consumer Infra-Red command" with something like:
irsend SEND_ONCE  <remote control name in lircd.conf> <button name in lircd.conf>
Then omeone could make (if there is not already one ready) a python wrapper for irsend that hows nice buttons on a dektop window  ...
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007, 09:16:24 pm »
The IR leds in the Z are very weak, and a signal won't travel more than a few centimetres. This is by design as it's a good thing for IRDA - nobody can snoop your PDA over IR from across the room. But it makes the Z useless as a remote without an additional IR dongle. Griffin used to sell one, but I doubt anyone has written Z drivers for it.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007, 10:42:42 pm »
I had z-remote working on my 5600 w/ zynergy I think. -- for a very brief time -- it did need lirc to work. ... I never did get it to control my TV tho.

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