[mythtv-users] Re: Lirc and Mythtv (Hauppauge Gray Remote)

Aleaxander alex at carbonated.com
Sun Feb 15 20:20:10 EST 2004

mythgnomer at rowelab.com wrote:

> Hrmm.. Do you have the kernel sources installed? (Just a guess, never seen
> that error with lirc before.)
> -Scott

> Wow!  Thanks for writing that all up!  Unfortunately, I received some errors
> when I tired to do $> make:
> [mythtv at myth2 lirc-0.7.0pre2]$ make
> make  all-recursive
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mythtv/lirc-0.7.0pre2'
> Making all in drivers
> make[2]: Entering directory `/home/mythtv/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers'
> Making all in lirc_dev
> make[3]: Entering directory `/home/mythtv/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers/lirc_dev'
> DIR=`pwd`; (cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2163.nptl_32.rhfc1.at/; make
> SUBDIRS=$DIR obj-m=lirc_dev.o modules)
> /usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2163.nptl_32.rhfc1.at/scripts/pathdown.sh: line
> 4: TOPDIR: parameter null or not set
> make[4]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2163.nptl_32.rhfc1.at'
> make[4]: *** No rule to make target `lirc_dev.o', needed by `modules'. 
> Stop.
> make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2163.nptl_32.rhfc1.at'
> make[3]: *** [lirc_dev.o] Error 2
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/mythtv/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers/lirc_dev'
> make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/mythtv/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mythtv/lirc-0.7.0pre2'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> Is this because I used Axel's package?
> Thanks again!
> -Alex Offermann

As always, thanks for the help.  I finally gave up and have reinstalled 
Fedora and Mythtv from scratch, and now things appear to be working. 
While I was doing that, I came across something in Jarod's guide that 
may have applicable:

"Should you have need to compile any component on your own, you may need 
to drop the proper .config file into your kernel source tree. This is 
simply a matter of copying the appropriate file for your architecture 
out of /usr/src/linux-2.4/configs/ into /usr/src/linux-2.4."

Perhaps this was the root of my problem?

I'm still curious about why Lirc died to begin with.  I originally 
installed using Jarod's guide and Lirc died only after I installed NFS 
(I'm trying to setup a Master Backend and a remote frontend).  This is 
the second time that setting up NFS has broken Lirc on one of the two 
systems.  However, this time around I setup NFS before setting up and 
running Mythtv for the first time rather than after, which is when Lirc 
originally broke, but I have no idea if setting up NFS had anything to 
do with Lirc dying or if I just did something dumb (I'm a newbie).  The 
only thing I haven't done yet that could still break Lirc again (but I 
don't see how it would) is edit my fstab to mount the drives from my 
Master Backend onto my Slave system at boot.  Am I just an idiot (feel 
free to be honest) or is there some possible connection between setting 
up NFS and Lirc breaking?  I'd love to hear anyone's insight on this!


-Alex Offermann

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