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Kodi 17 IR Remote



  • Hey. I can’t set up IR Remote on a new version of Recalbox. In the latest version for 2018, everything worked fine



  • I also have a problem with my IR remote.

    I made all the preparations (which work fine in Recalbox 4.1 with Kodi 16.1):
    dtoverlay=lirc-rpi in /boot/config.txt is active
    /recalbox/share/system/.config/lirc/lircd.conf exists
    irw recognizes my IR inputs
    /recalbox/share/system/.kodi/userdata/keymaps/remote.xml is the default from Kodi 17.6
    /recalbox/share/system/.kodi/userdata/Lircmap.xml did not change since upgrade (and thus should work)

    Still, Kodi ignores my IR remote. Is it possible that the Kodi-Version on 6.0 DragonBlaze was compiled without IR support?



  • Just analyzed my kodi.log from 16.1 vs. 17.6 and found this:

    in Kodi 16.1 this is present:
    14:03:48 T:1836053472 INFO: LIRC Process: using: /var/run/lirc/lircd
    14:03:48 T:1836053472 INFO: LIRC Connect: successfully started

    ...but missing from Kodi 17.6
    Seems 17.6 is actually missing/not looking for the LIRC/IR driver!


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    @fonzman remote.xml is, afaik, only responsible for the cec mapping, not lirc. I recently did a MR deleting that custom xml file completely as it will easily get outdated between releases.

    Thi instructions might be outdated though:
    https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Infra-red-remote-control-on-the-Recalbox-(EN)

    Please check in the kodi wiki or tutorials which files should be addressed and compare with the one in recalbox.



  • Thank you paradadf, I know this faq.
    I followed it some time ago when I configured lirc for Kodi 15 (back with recalbox 3.x or 4.0?), and made updates to Kodi 16.2 (with recalbox 4.1).
    As I said, buildroot OS is recognizing my IR inputs also in Recalbox 6.0.
    See this from my current setup:

    irw
    0000000077e1d0e4 00 KEY_UP Appleremote
    0000000077e1d0e4 01 KEY_UP Appleremote
    0000000077e1b0e4 00 KEY_DOWN Appleremote
    0000000077e1b0e4 01 KEY_DOWN Appleremote
    0000000077e1e0e4 00 KEY_RIGHT Appleremote
    0000000077e1e0e4 01 KEY_RIGHT Appleremote
    0000000077e110e4 00 KEY_LEFT Appleremote
    0000000077e110e4 01 KEY_LEFT Appleremote
    0000000077e110e4 02 KEY_LEFT Appleremote
    0000000077e120e4 00 KEY_PLAY Appleremote
    0000000077e120e4 01 KEY_PLAY Appleremote
    0000000077e140e4 00 KEY_MENU Appleremote
    0000000077e140e4 01 KEY_MENU Appleremote

    only in Kodi no button presses are registered. And as I wrote in my last post, Kodi 16.2 (on Recalbox 4.1) has these 2 lines in the kodi.log:
    14:03:48 T:1836053472 INFO: LIRC Process: using: /var/run/lirc/lircd
    14:03:48 T:1836053472 INFO: LIRC Connect: successfully started

    But they are missing from the kodi.log in Kodi 17.6 under Recalbox 6.0!

    For me it seems Kodi starts without LIRC support. Can I somehow enable it? What does Recalbox exactly do when I press "Start Kodi" in the emulationstation-menu?

    SOLVED!!

    On Recalbox 6.0 Kodi 17.6 does ACTUALLY start without IR support! To rectify this, follow these steps:

    • ssh to your recalbox
    • make your system writeable with mount -o remount,rw /
    • edit line 49 in /recalbox/scripts/kodilauncher.sh to look like this (changes are bold):
      LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib/mysql" /usr/lib/kodi/kodi.bin --standalone -fs --lircdev /var/run/lirc/lircd
    • restart

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    @fonzman would you mind creating a Merge Request (MR) on gitlab to add those missing parameters by default?

    https://gitlab.com/recalbox/recalbox/blob/master/board/recalbox/fsoverlay/recalbox/scripts/kodilauncher.sh#L49



  • @paradadf said in Kodi 17 IR Remote:

    @fonzman would you mind creating a Merge Request (MR) on gitlab to add those missing parameters by default?

    https://gitlab.com/recalbox/recalbox/blob/master/board/recalbox/fsoverlay/recalbox/scripts/kodilauncher.sh#L49

    done


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    @fonzman great, thank you.


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