[mythtv-users] Fwd: Lirc remote problem

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 22:01:19 UTC 2004

Indeed, I had to do something similar when I was using a bttv card,
but it does not help me either with this pvr 250.


On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 10:11:11 -0600, Lane Schwartz <dowobeha at gmail.com> wrote:
> FYI... this fix didn't help me, but I'm forwarding it in case it might
> help anyone else.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Michael Sutherland <msutherland at yar.eastlink.ca>
> Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 15:22:55 -0400
> Subject: Lirc remote problem
> To: dowobeha at gmail.com
> Lane,
> I had this same problem, I am not sure if you ever found a fix for it,
> but if it's the same thing that was happening to me I may have a
> solution for you to try.  I would have posted on the site but I do not
> have an account.  On my setup the lircd daemon would start, but then
> just disappear, thusly causing my remote to be useless.  I added three
> lines to my rc.local file in order to resolve this issue.
> depmod -a
> modprobe lirc_i2c
> modprobe lirc_i2c
> The reason I have to call modprobe lirc_i2c twice is because for some
> odd reason the first time I run in after running depmod –a it reports
> back that the module doesn't exist.  This is probably just a timing
> issue and can be resolved with the sleep command, but I am to lazy to
> find out.  At any rate the second time I call it, it installs without
> a problem and my remote works great.
> For reference sake, before running these commands running a ps afx |
> grep lircd will show nothing.  Well actually lircd is usually there
> until you press a button, then it fails, and disappears.  After
> putting in the above commands I now see lircd and something called
> [lirc_dev].  Not sure what exactly it does, but with it there, I have
> had no problems.
> Let me know if this does the trick for you, and if so do post it, it
> may help others.
> Sincerely,
> Michael
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