How to configure IR remote control


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IR remote controls can be configured in 1 of 2 ways in CoreELEC, both are detailed in this guide below.

meson-ir
meson-ir allows you to use almost any IR remote controller to control your device.

CoreELEC uses meson-ir by default and our builds come with a limited selection of IR remote configurations for devices built in, currently the following devices are supported out-of-the-box in our builds…

  • WeTek (all)
  • Tanix (all)
  • Khadas (all)
  • Odroid C2

If you have a remote that is not listed above you will need to follow the below instructions to create a config and get it working.

Firstly you must SSH into your device and then Kodi and eventlircd services must be stopped.

systemctl stop kodi
systemctl stop eventlircd

Next you need to run ir-keytable to scan for remote codes.

ir-keytable -t

Start to press all of the buttons on your remote and make a note of each scan code in notepad on your computer.

Now you need to create your configuration, an example can be seen here and a list of functions can be found here.

When you have created your map file it needs to be saved in the following location.

/storage/.config/rc_keymaps/YOURMAPNAME

You must also create the following file /storage/.config/rc_maps.cfg with the following contents.

meson-ir * YOURMAPNAME

Now you must load your config and start Kodi and eventlircd back up to test your changes.

ir-keytable -a /storage/.config/rc_maps.cfg -s rc0
systemctl start eventlircd
systemctl start kodi

If your config works and you are happy with it then you are not required to do anything further and it will be loaded automatically when rebooting/powering on your device.

Pre-made remote control configurations can be found here.

amremote
Many of you will be most familiar with this method, amremote typically gives a much better user experience with the bundled remotes with generic devices.

To use an amremote configuration simply copy your remote.conf file to either the root folder of your SD card / USB flash drive or to /storage/.config/remote.conf.

NOTE: after the first time you boot your device with an amremote configuration it will automatically reboot whilst modifications are made to your dtb to enable amremote.

You can change back to meson-ir at any time by simply removing the remote.conf file and rebooting.


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