Problems with a HID divice

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Problems with a HID divice

Postby MisterE » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:33 pm

In my other thread i have problems with the irtoy. I also found a Zotac IR Receiver.
It seems this one likes to behave like a keyboard.
I found two sites with a udev rule. Tried both. It does not seem to work for me.

root@raspberrypi:/etc/udev/rules.d# cat 10-local.rules
# ... e-control/
#SUBSYSTEM=="usb" , ATTRS{idVendor}=="0471", ATTRS{idProduct}=="20cc", SYMLINK+="remote", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/sbin/initctl --quiet emit --no-wait ir-ready"

# ... guide.html
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0471", ATTRS{idProduct}=="20cc", \
MODE="0660", GROUP="lirc",
RUN="/bin/sh -c 'echo -n $kernel:1.0 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/usbhid/unbind'"

After a reboot i see
[ 54.859074] input: PHILIPS MCE USB IR Receiver- Spinel plus as /devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.5/1-1.5:1.0/0003:0471:20CC.0001/input/input0
[ 54.912086] hid-generic 0003:0471:20CC.0001: input,hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.00 Keyboard [PHILIPS MCE USB IR Receiver- Spinel plus] on usb-3f980000.usb-1.5/input0

I Assume this whole "hid-generic" line should dissapear? What will be the device name?

Another solution would be a working alternative. Anyone ideas? I have a couple (simple) requirements:
* small, casing, should be placed under the TV
* must have a usb cord
* receiver is enough
* if it works with the ancient lirc versions is a plus
* easy to order in Holland
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