[ubuntu-mythtv] Need help setting up Logitech Harmony remote for Myth

Brian VanMeeteren van.brian at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 23:04:33 UTC 2011

Hi Cliff,

It may very well work. It says it's intended use is for a PC so I would 
try and set up your Myth system as using a microsoft (mce) IR receiver 
and see what happens. After I set up mine, I edited my button mappings 
for myth so I could use more of the advanced buttons such as direct 
Video, Music, Recorded TV, Live TV and Pictures buttons.
Here is a quick youtube video I made of my system a little while ago. In 
it, you can see the soft buttons I put in. I programmed them as random 
key mappings such as Ctrl+h for example. I then updated the button 
mappings in Myth frontend's setup to match.


On 09/26/2011 06:40 PM, Cliff Dunn wrote:
> I purchased this no-name remote/ir receiver 
> (http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-USB-Remote-Control-Mouse/dp/B001M56DI0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1317047209&sr=8-2 
> <http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-USB-Remote-Control-Mouse/dp/B001M56DI0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1317047209&sr=8-2>) 
> with the sole intention of using the ir receiver only for this 
> purpose.  It was my impression that basically any ir receiver would 
> work.  Perhaps I was mistaken?  If you feel that I purchased something 
> that will not work, can you make a recommendation?  And also, would a 
> ir keyboard be easier to program with the Harmony remote?  Just trying 
> to decide what direction I need to go in to make my Myth setup as 
> functional as possible with a remote.  Thanks so much for your input.
> Cliff
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Brian VanMeeteren 
> <van.brian at gmail.com <mailto:van.brian at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     What are you using for an ir receiver. That is what is most
>     important. Your remote doesn't really matter.
>     For instance, I have a harmony remote as well but I use a
>     mceusb(or mceusb-vista, more commands to use) ir receiver. So all
>     I did was tell the harmony software I have a windows media center
>     and everything automatically worked.
>     Let me know if you have additional questions.
>     -Brian
>     On 09/26/2011 04:56 PM, Cliff Dunn wrote:
>>     I posted this same question on the Mythbuntu forums
>>     <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1850431>, but also
>>     wanted to post it to this mailing list to get maximum exposure.
>>     It is becoming increasingly evident that I need some serious
>>     hand-holding in getting my Logitech Harmony One setup and working
>>     with Mythbuntu. This is essentially the last thing left on my
>>     setup list to get my new Mythbuntu box up and running. I will try
>>     to explain what I have done so far and what has and hasn't
>>     worked. I am truly hoping this is much simpler than it seems.
>>     I purchased this
>>     <http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-USB-Remote-Control-Mouse/dp/B001M56DI0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1317047209&sr=8-2>
>>     for the sole purpose of using the ir receiver with my Harmony
>>     One. I have tried to follow the steps outlined here
>>     <http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Logitech_Harmony_Generic_Setup> as
>>     well as here
>>     <http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Soundgraph_iMON_Antec_Veris_Mythbuntu_10.10>,
>>     but when I run irw I get nothing from the Harmony (I am currently
>>     using a mythtv profile for the Harmony as the KnoppMyth profile
>>     seemingly provided no commands at all). I have programed the
>>     Harmony One through the Logitech software by learning from the
>>     remote that came with the ir receiver using the raw commands. The
>>     few commands that I was able to teach my Harmony actually show up
>>     in irw. Essentially that is the only commands that have shown up
>>     from the Harmony and this remote from Amazon doesn't really
>>     provide the necessary functionality that I need to program the
>>     Harmony for Mythtv use.
>>     I thought I could figure this out on my own, but I think my
>>     frustration at this point may be hindering any further progress.
>>     If there is more relevant information that I can provide, I will
>>     be happy to as I am ready to get this box going so I can dump my
>>     $100/month satellite bill! Any help that you can offer would be
>>     sincerely appreciated. 
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