LIRC Version 0.10.1-5.2 Linux Version 4.19.66-v7
New install today (apt-get update, apt-get upgrade)
apt-get install LIRC
(Basically repeating steps in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/57437261/setup-ir-remote-control-using-lirc-for-the-raspberry-pi-rpi)
edited /boot/config.txt and set:
mode2 -d /dev/lirc0 space 4113301 pulse 1200 space 630283 pulse 1652 space 504625 pulse 1647
Good so far.
sudo irrecord --device /dev/lirc0 --driver default
and enter the name for the config file, it continues with:
Now start pressing buttons on your remote control. It is very important that you press many different buttons randomly and hold them down for approximately one second. Each button should generate at least one dot but never more than ten dots of output. Don't stop pressing buttons until two lines of dots (2x80) have been generated. Press RETURN now to start recording. ................................................................................ Got gap (107126 us)} Please keep on pressing buttons like described above. Cannot find any gap, using an arbitrary 50 ms one.
So it first reports it found a gap then didn't find a gap. It continues:
Please enter the name for the next button (press <ENTER> to finish recording) KEY_1 Now hold down button "KEY_1". Something went wrong: Cannot decode data Please try again. (28 retries left) Now hold down button "KEY_1". Something went wrong: Cannot decode data Please try again. (27 retries left) Now hold down button "KEY_1". Please enter the name for the next button (press <ENTER> to finish recording) KEY_2 Now hold down button "KEY_2". Please enter the name for the next button (press <ENTER> to finish recording) Checking for toggle bit mask. Please press an arbitrary button repeatedly as fast as possible. Make sure you keep pressing the SAME button and that you DON'T HOLD the button down!. If you can't see any dots appear, wait a bit between button presses. Press RETURN to continue. ....Cannot find any toggle mask. Successfully written config file K5.lircd.conf
and if I view the conf:
begin remote name K5 bits 0 flags CONST_LENGTH eps 0 aeps 0 one 0 0 zero 0 0 gap 50000 toggle_bit_mask 0x0 frequency 38000 begin codes KEY_1 0x0 KEY_2 0x0 end codes end remote
A well formatted output file with no values. I have used this same remote and the tool in earlier versions so have an idea what to expect. I also checked dmesg and there is no mention of a driver issue.
Any ideas what could be wrong. Many thanks