[mythtv-users] Help with LIRC / Homebrew receiver

Craig Partin cpartin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 04:58:13 UTC 2004

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 23:00:52 -0500, Noel Murphy <bnmurphy at rogers.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Noel
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You do need an /etc/lircd.conf.  This file is specific to your remote,
there should be a place to download the one you want on the lirc

lircd has to be started with the right device name.  The symlink will
work or you can start the process with the device flag like so: 
"lircd -d /dev/lirc0"

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