[mythtv-users] Help with LIRC / Homebrew receiver

Noel Murphy bnmurphy at rogers.com
Fri Dec 17 04:00:52 UTC 2004

ok...After a total of 2 weeks, I have my mythbox up and and running 
completely. My last thing to do before I can move it over to the main 
tv is get my remote control working.

I have my homebrew receiver plugged into the only serial port on the 
back of my machine (com1).

I then issue the following commands:
setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none --> everything seems to go well here (no 
errors in /var/log/messages)
/sbin/modprobe lirc_serial --> again, everything seems ok (or at least 
I don't get any errors).
/sbin/service lircd start

This is where things seem to stop working. If I do a "/sbin/service 
lircd stop" or "/sbin/service lircd status", i get no response.
However, in the "services" section in KDE, I says it is not running and 
when trying to start it, it says "lircd failed. The error was:"....but 
thats it...no description / help.

I looked at the lircd service script and I believe it is looking for 
/etc/lircd.conf to be defined. I don't have such a file. Can someone 
email me / post theirs so I know what is supposed to be in it?

I should add that after the module is loaded, I get a device /dev/lirc0 
created, and when I try to start xmode2, I get "error opening 
/dev/lirc". Should I make a symlink from /dev/lirc to /dev/lirc0?


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