[mythtv-users] lirc problems

Rob Greene greener at charter.net
Sun Dec 5 15:27:17 UTC 2004

That error sounds exactly like what I had.  If you've got a new PVR 250,
maybe it's a new remote control?  Mine is a PVR 350 silverish/grey, but the
lircd.conf file supplied by Jarod didn't work.  There was an email from, I
think, Jason Macpherson (something like that), and I just saw what looks to
be the new file emailed again from Ryszard (email title "Re: [mythtv-users]
Re: /dev/lirc working, lircd/irw not?").

I don't think I did anything special beyond that correct config file, but
I'm taking a break from fixing Myth (just a few more non-functional areas) -
so it's shut down right now...


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Jarod Wilson
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2004 9:50 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] lirc problems

On Saturday 04 December 2004 19:14, Edward G.Finegan wrote:
> I have just install myth on FC3 with a pvr 250. I followed this
> excellent how to located here: http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/index.php .
> After the install everything was working great. I reboot the system and
> myth and the pvr remote would not work. I went back and double checked
> everything and it all seems right. After a hour of trouble shooting i
> noticed that it seems that the ivtv module was not loading. I have my
> modprobe.conf file set up to spec in the guide but it still won't load.
> I then went and placed in my rc.local the commands to load ivtv, and
> lirc_i2c and then start the backend. This will load the ivtv module
> fine and myth will work, but the remote will still not work. The status
> of lircd is fine untill I run a program that uses it like irw, and then
> it becomes "lircd dead but subsys locked". What does this status mean
> and does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it. I searched around and
> came up empty.

Search here: http://bugzilla.atrpms.net/. Short story, you need some stuff
udev that haven't been rolled into the ATrpms packages yet. I'm still not 
sure why some people's systems don't auto-load ivtv and others do...

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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