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CommandIR III on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)
The release of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) didn't include the release of LIRC 0.8.7, only the pre-release, so we have created a package that contains the CommandIR III driver for you.
When Ubuntu 10.10 gets LIRC 0.8.7, this setup will not be required.  Until then:

1. Add CommandIR LaunchPad PPA to your Software Sources

Open a terminal, and run these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:commandir-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -V install lirc
Any LIRC 0.8.7 version will work; our release is "0.8.7~pre3-0ubuntu2"

2. Check your /etc/lirc/hardware.conf

The driver should be set to 'commandir', and there should be no modules.  Since CommandIR sends and receives with the same driver, it only has to be specified once like this:

3. Test LIRC (optional)

To test your CommandIR, plug it in and issue these commands:
sudo /etc/init.d/lirc stop
sudo mode2 -m --driver=commandir

Then aim a remote control at the CommandIR's receiver (or 1-2inches from the built-in Record LED). You should see blocks of signals scroll by as you press buttons.


Press Ctrl+C to exit mode2.  

4. Restart LIRC

If you modifed your hardware.conf, you will have to restart LIRC.  If it starts, it will start each time you reboot:

sudo /etc/init.d/lirc restart


5. Remote Control and A/V Device Setup

Install 'Infrared Remote Control', if you haven't already, from the Ubuntu Software Centre.

Now jump over to the usal setup guide for configuring remotes and A/V devices.

Last Updated: Thursday, 31 March 2011

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