[mythtv-users] Lirc problems w/PVR-250
PSnead at infosysnetworks.com
Wed Mar 10 10:31:32 EST 2004
I recently built a system for a friend and ran into the exact same problem.
For some reason, the apt-get for lirc and lirc-kmdl-* is grabbing the older version of lircd. If you notice in your /var/log/messages, you are running lircd 0.7.0pre1.
According to http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-8.html, you must have lircd 0.7.0pre2 in order to support the Hauppage PVR-250/350 remote.
I went ahead and grabbed the lirc-0.7.0pre2.tar.bz2 snapshot from http://lirc.sourceforge.net/software/snapshots/ and then compiled lirc on my own, and was able to get it working. (I also followed the myth How-to's advice, and just removed all traces of lirc before compiling.)
Don't forget to follow Jarod's instructions under "Miscellanea/Compiling stuff on your own", and drop the proper .config file into your kernel source tree. Also, when you compile lirc yourself, it throws the executables (like irw for testing) into different default directories than Axel/Jarod do, so you'll need to find the right copies once compiling is complete.
psnead at infosysnetworks.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Donaldson [mailto:bdonaldson at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 6:21 PM
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Lirc problems w/PVR-250
> I just built my first MythTV box using Jarod's instructions.
> It's working
> great except for Lirc. Here's my setup:
> Athlon 2000+
> Geforce4 440MX w/TV-Out
> Kernel: 2.4.22-1.2174.nptl_37.rhfc1.at
> I used _37 instead of _38 or _39 since the nvidia_graphics
> package isn't
> ready for _38 or _39 yet. When I run irw I don't get any
> output on the
> screen while pressing buttons on the remote. Here is the
> relevant contents
> from /var/log/messages:
> Mar 9 17:07:17 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre1: lircd(any) ready
> Mar 9 17:07:17 localhost lircd: lircd startup succeeded
> Mar 9 17:07:21 localhost kernel: lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver
> registered, at major 61
> Mar 9 17:07:21 localhost kernel: lirc_i2c: chip found @ 0x18
> (Hauppauge IR)
> Mar 9 17:07:21 localhost kernel: lirc_dev:
> lirc_register_plugin:sample_rate: 10
> Mar 9 17:07:34 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre1: accepted new
> client on
> Mar 9 17:10:21 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre1: accepted new
> client on
> Mar 9 17:10:28 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre1: removed client
> Mar 9 17:10:50 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre1: accepted new
> client on
> Mar 9 17:11:02 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre1: removed client
> Mar 9 17:13:26 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre1: removed client
> I'm using the newer PVR-250 with the grey remote. Any
> thoughts on what else
> I should check? Thanks for the help.
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