[mythtv] Auto-load of lirc_gpio kernel module

Fredrik Söderquist freso326 at student.liu.se
Fri Jul 18 23:09:26 EDT 2003

tor 2003-07-17 klockan 21.52 skrev Alan Snyder:
> Please excuse me if I'm missing something that I shouldn't. I *think*
> I've followed the install guide and other sources carefully.  Please
> excuse me as well if this is a duplicate post - I've had some trouble
> with YahooPOPS.
> I'm running Mandrake 9.1 and have done the following:
> Uninstalled the Mandrake-supplied lirc.
> Built lirc from the CVS.
> Under devfs, the lirc_gpio module wants to create /dev/lirc/0 rather
> than /dev/lirc, so I removed the /dev/lirc special device created by
> lirc's make install and made a directory instead. Did chmod 666
> /dev/lirc? and chmod 777 /dev/lirc.
> Added alias char-major-61 lirc_gpio to the top of /etc/modules.conf
> (position probably doesn't matter for gpio).
> Manual start (modprobe lirc_gpio && /usr/sbin/lircd
> --device=/dev/lirc/0) works as expected. Did ldconfig after first
> manual start.
> Added /usr/sbin/lircd --device=/dev/lirc/0 to the end of rc.local.
> --device is needed since lircd tries to hook to /dev/lirc regardless
> of what lirc_gpio did.
> On boot, lircd does not start successfully, apparently because the
> lirc_gpio module is not loading. I thought that it would load
> automatically due to the alias in modules.conf. Is the /dev/lirc/0
> thing the problem?

Do you have the line:

in your devfsd.conf file?

hope this helps,
F. Söderquist

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