So now the codes are learned, along with the codes for the extra buttons for controlling a Panasonic DVD player on the bottom of my TV remote, which have now found a use giving basic control of Freevo in case the wireless keyboard, bluetooth equipped mobile phone or one of many wifi equipped gadgets is not close at hand.
Next step is to go the other way and send the codes out to the STB. The transceiver doesn't seem to be sending anything out at all. I still haven't narrowed down the problem, it may be a faulty IR LED, or an incompatibility between the transceiver (MCEUSB gen 1) and the software driving it (LIRC 0.86). Now that I have the remote codes, it might also be a good time to go back to trying the serial link, but that'll have to wait for another night. For now, I'll just post up the Astro remote codes, in case anyone else is struggling to get them working with LIRC.
# brand: ASTRO # model no. of remote control: # devices being controlled by this remote: # Astro Satellite Decoder STB (Malaysia) [Philips DSR4201/68] begin remote name ASTRO bits 8 flags RCMM|CONST_LENGTH eps 2 aeps 100 header 417 278 three 167 778 two 167 611 one 167 444 zero 167 278 ptrail 167 pre_data_bits 24 pre_data 0x225027 gap 99817 toggle_bit_mask 0x0 begin codes KEY_0 0x00 KEY_1 0x01 KEY_2 0x02 KEY_3 0x03 KEY_4 0x04 KEY_5 0x05 KEY_6 0x06 KEY_7 0x07 KEY_8 0x08 KEY_9 0x09 KEY_RED 0x6D KEY_GREEN 0x6E KEY_YELLOW 0x6F KEY_BLUE 0x70 KEY_KPASTERISK 0xF6 KEY_TEXT 0x3C KEY_MENU 0x54 KEY_SHOP 0xAA KEY_EXIT 0x83 KEY_BACK 0xA9 KEY_EPG 0xCC KEY_INFO 0x0F KEY_UP 0x58 KEY_DOWN 0x59 KEY_LEFT 0x5A KEY_RIGHT 0x5B KEY_OK 0x5C KEY_VOLUMEUP 0x10 KEY_VOLUMEDOWN 0x11 KEY_CHANNELUP 0x20 KEY_CHANNELDOWN 0x21 KEY_AUDIO 0x4E KEY_SUBTITLE 0x4B KEY_MUTE 0x0D KEY_MAIL 0xF3 KEY_FAVORITES 0x84 KEY_HELP 0x81 KEY_POWER 0x0C end codes end remote