May 282009

My card uses the saa7134 driver. lspci output:

00:0a.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. TV@nywhere Plus

It seems in 2.6 kernels with this driver the remote should just register as a keyboard, you can check in /proc/bus/input/devices if it shows up. Mine did not out of the box on debian testing with a 2.6.26 kernel.

With 2.6.29 a patch ( is integrated which does make the remote show up as a keyboard input. Using it then with lirc requires a special config file: , which seems to be the same essentially as I ended up using the former. It does work fine now, aside from two buttons which are switched somehow, which is not a big deal to me.

The remaining step is to setup an ~/.lircrc. Information on this is surprisingly sparse, so I’ll post my version shortly.