HVR-1600 Remote Control in 11.1

Does anyone have the Hauppauge HVR-1600 remote control working in Opensuse 11.1 or 11.2? It acts like it’s not finding a firmware file or driver. I grabbed a .bin firmware file from one of the Mythtv sites, but I havn’t gotten it to work yet. I put it in the /lib/firmware/KERNEL directory, but maybe I need to move it up one directory.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has it working and what was done? I have the other things in place regarding lirc, so I think the only thing holding it up is the device file.

Thanks in advance!!

The problem has been fixed. The key to the issue was getting the kernel module lirc_i2c installed on the system. I had lirc version 0.8.4 installed, which does not provide lirc_i2c, and I downloaded 0.8.6 from lirc.org which contains lirc_i2c.

Unfortunately, removing lirc 0.8.4 was not trivial due to several other packages required it. I removed those packages, and their dependencies and then compiled and installed 0.8.6 per it’s instructions.

Hopefully, this will help someone else!! This was on Opensuse 11.1.