[mythtv-users] Remote Control Setup

Stephen Tait tait at digitallaw.co.uk
Sat Sep 18 19:23:55 EDT 2004

At 17:11 18/09/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>    I have just been following the "Get and Install lirc" instructions
>from wilsonet.com and after I run the /usr/bin/irw command it just returns
>back to the control prompt and the remote control does nothing.
>This is the output I got from /sbin/service lircd start in my
>  /var/log/messages file:
>        Sep 18 15:46:41 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[17919]: lircd(any) ready
>        Sep 18 15:46:41 localhost lircd: lircd startup succeeded
>  Let me know if you have any suggestions.
>  Thanks,

If it crashes you straight back to command prompt, it usually means it's 
looking for the wrong device - check your lird startup parameters.

What does ls /dev/lircd* show you? My PVR-250 remote is assigned 
/dev/lirc/0, rather than the /dev/lircd0 LIRC is expecting. If you too have 
the same device mappings, edit your LIRC init script and supply the device 
in the form of:

-d /dev/lirc/0

Your distro may also allow you overrides in /etc/conf.d where you can 
supply the same argument, and not have to worry about it being overwritten 
on an upgrade 

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