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    connecting IR receiver to EPIA mobo header

    Hey all,
    Following some direction in some threads here as well as elsewhere, I have wired up an IR receiver to the Fast IR header on my EPIA motherboard. Problem is Windows acknowledges the device, but I cannot get any input read in on Girder. I used the FIR driver for this mobo available on Via's webpage.
    I am using Windows XP on this box, and was thinking it might have something to do with the COM ports and how Windows does not assign virtual ports. So I used IRCOMM to achieve this, and have tried all the settings I can with the COM port assigned to the IR device. Still no luck.

    Can someone help? Has anyone managed to get a device connected to the motherboard's header to work? I even tried a USB IR device as a test with no luck. I am not sure what to do... Please!

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    OK, so I was reading and found out that Girder will not support IrDA devices, but another program called IRassistant will. I tried that one, and still no luck. I cannot seem to get the IR port to read anything in.

    anyone?

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    Check this thread out :

    http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.ph...c9f60f91ab5a34

    and this also (in german) :

    http://www.techcase.de/product_info....roducts_id=250

    WinLIRC may be the answer.

    Hope this helps a little....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seth
    Check this thread out :

    http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.ph...c9f60f91ab5a34

    and this also (in german) :

    http://www.techcase.de/product_info....roducts_id=250

    WinLIRC may be the answer.

    Hope this helps a little....
    thanks for the link... it looks like almost no one has been able to achieve an internal solution (there are many which plug into an external serial port). I managed to make it work this weekend. I used an IR detector available from Radio Shack, along with a capacitor, a resistor, and a diode. You also need a voltage regulator to work with the detector.

    WinLIRC WAS the answer, but I only figured that out after a bunch of reading and came across the fact that Girder does not support IrDA. After a bunch of tweaking with WinLIRC settings, it works! And with a plugin to Girder, now I have Girder controlling my remote actions.

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    I'm glad you figured it out.

    Cheers.

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    got any pics, and circuit diagram? to make it easy for a circuit nooooob like myself?

    tom.

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    http://cmail.info.kuzbass.net/%7Enav/WinLIRC.htm This might work too, I use to have it working with my gigabyte 7KKXP mobo IRda headers

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