[mythtv-users] Re: My Lirc problems - I'm dying here..

Joel D. Ziegelbein xwing at austin.rr.com
Tue Sep 7 00:55:03 EDT 2004

Not sure how to jump in to this thread (I just subscribed), so I'll just
wing it. I'd like to post a query pertaining to this post about trouble
running lirc and getting bttv to load.


Was this problem ever resolved? I am really struggling with the same problem
and have searched far and wide to no avail.

I have a myth install created using Jarod's very nice guide. I have a
Hauppauge PVR 350 with the grey remote. Everything seems to be working
except lirc. I realize the 350 uses the ivtv driver but it looks like lirc
requires the bttv driver for auto-detection. Here's some history and some
error log info. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

When I run "modprobe lirc_i2c", I see the following in /var/log/messages

Sep  6 22:31:37 localhost kernel: bttv: driver version 0.7.107 loaded
Sep  6 22:31:37 localhost kernel: bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k
total) for capture
Sep  6 22:31:37 localhost kernel: bttv: Host bridge is Intel Corp. 82845G/GL
[Brookdale-G] Chipset Host Bridge
Sep  6 22:31:37 localhost insmod:
o: init_module: No such device
Sep  6 22:31:37 localhost insmod: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by
incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
Sep  6 22:31:37 localhost insmod:
o: insmod bttv failed
Sep  6 22:31:37 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module rivatv

path[toplevel]=/lib/modules/`uname -r`/updates
# default path
path[toplevel]=/lib/modules/`uname -r`
#alias char-major-81-1 bttv
#alias char-major-81 bttv
alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
alias eth0 b44
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcd
# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 1.0.5 ---
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# ivtv modules setup for PVR-350 composite video out
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
options ivtv ivtv_debug=1 mpg_buffers=90
#options ivtv dec_yuv_buffers=20 # <-- Not needed anymore for my 350 w/ivtv
options saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=0
options tuner type=2 # NTSC tuner
options msp3400 once=1 simple=1
add below ivtv msp3400 saa7115 saa7127 tuner
add above ivtv lirc_dev lirc_i2c
#add above ivtv ivtv-fb

Thanks very much.


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