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Need Help getting X10 USB remote to work

Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:48 am

Hi all,

I wanted to control my RPi using an USB wireless remote (raio not IR).
The one I bought seems to work out of the box on XBMC based distros, but these are overkill for my purpose - MPD is sufficient and fast boot-up is more important to me.

The remote is recognized as:
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bc7:0006 X10 Wireless Technology, Inc. Wireless Transceiver (ACPI-compliant)
It should be atiusb compatible.

However, I cannot get it to work under Raspbian. The kernel module lirc_atiusb doesn't seem to be included in the standard Rasbian image.
Theoretically, it should be possible to use the driver atilibusb, but I couldn't get that to work either.
I'm a bit confused by now from the the guides I've googled...

So my primary question would be if it is at all possible to get the remote to work without recompiling the kernel.

Edit: I think the problem at the moment ist, that I don't have a device under /dev/
Output from dmesg
pi@Raspifi ~ $ sudo dmesg | grep -i usb
[ 72.012880] usb 1-1.2.2: new low-speed USB device number 7 using dwc_otg
[ 72.119804] usb 1-1.2.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bc7, idProduct=0006
[ 72.119832] usb 1-1.2.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 72.119848] usb 1-1.2.2: Product: USB Receiver
[ 72.119862] usb 1-1.2.2: Manufacturer: X10 Wireless Technology Inc
[ 72.253889] input: X10 Wireless Technology Inc USB Receiver as /devices/platform/bcm2708_usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2.2/1-1.2.2:1.0/rc/rc0/input1
[ 72.255936] rc0: X10 Wireless Technology Inc USB Receiver as /devices/platform/bcm2708_usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2.2/1-1.2.2:1.0/rc/rc0
[ 72.256832] input: X10 Wireless Technology Inc USB Receiver mouse as /devices/platform/bcm2708_usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2.2/1-1.2.2:1.0/input/input2
[ 72.260204] usbcore: registered new interface driver ati_remote

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Re: Need Help getting X10 USB remote to work

Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:00 pm

I tried to get my medion X10 remote working on OpenElec 5 and 6.0.0. Only the lower half of the remote seems to consistently send the signals to the rpi. I tested the userspace atilibusb-command from the ssh-prompt:

lircd --driver=help
shows lirc is present and compiled with atilibusb.

rmmod ati_remote
irrecord -f -H atilibusb --disable-namespace lircd.conf

This last command, just like lirc irw and ir-keytable -t just doesn't see any keys pressed of the upper half of the remote, but does work fine on the lower half.
Sometimes a key-press of the upper half is coming thru and surprisingly well mapped, so the issue is really low-level.

Cheapest way to learn to live with it is remap some of the lower keys for what you want to do with it with the kodi key-editor plugin.

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