Success: Xbox 1 Remotes

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devan00
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Success: Xbox 1 Remotes

Post by devan00 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:53 pm

I have bought several xbox1 dvd remote kits (remote + receiver) from ebay for a few dollars each. I crack open the receiver and solder on a usb cable. You could also buy a xbox remote -> usb converter cable if you don't want to open/solder the receiver.

Here is the required stuff in minimyth.conf

MM_LIRC_DRIVER='lirc_atiusb'
MM_LIRC_DEVICE='/dev/lirc0'
MM_LIRC_FETCH_LIRCD_CONF='yes'
MM_LIRC_FETCH_LIRCRC='yes'

and I have custom lircd.conf and lircrc files that minimyth grabs.

This all works GREAT and you can even ditch the flimsy xbox remote and program a Logitech Harmony remote for example.

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Post by TT_ZX » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:21 am

Great, just what I needed. I've got one on the way. Do you have a pin out of the reciever, or is it self explanitary once its open? Do you need to make up custom files, or will it work out of the box?

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Post by devan00 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:12 pm

http://www.xbox-linux.org/wiki/DIY_USB_Gamepad

You can either figure out which pin is which when removing the controller connector, or you can test for continuity between an obvious ground point and each outer solder points to find which is pin 1.


The following link has a basic lirc file for xbox remote, but when I programmed my harmony it supported way more keys so I added to the file manually.
http://www.mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv- ... 77952.html

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