[mythtv-users] Myth .16 running great on FC2... one more problem...LIRC

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Tue Sep 21 01:16:30 EDT 2004

On Monday 20 September 2004 20:40, Jon Kunze wrote:
> Ok, when I run this:/sbin/service lircd status
> I get this: lircd dead but subsys locked
> When I try to run irw it just goes straight back to the prompt. No
> delay or output.
> And I see the following relavent lines in /var/log/messages from a
> recent reboot:
> Sep 20 23:10:36 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[2572]: lircd(any) ready
> Sep 20 23:10:36 localhost lircd: lircd startup succeeded
> Sep 20 23:11:02 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[2572]: could not open /dev/lirc
> Sep 20 23:11:02 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[2572]: default_init(): No such
> device Sep 20 23:11:02 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[2572]: caught signal
> Do those last lines mean that I have the device defined wrong in my
> modprobe.conf?

Quite possibly. But I can't recall what you have in modprobe.conf.

> I'm using a homebrew adapter made from plans on the 
> internet. It's a serial interface running COM1. I know the receiver
> works because I had it working under FC1. Thanks for any input
> returned.

Someone else using FC2 and a homebrew sent me this snippet just today:

If you think it might help others, here is some tips on using a homebuild IR 
serial receiver.
I used the instructions from http://lnx.manoweb.com/lirc/.
I had to add the following to /etc/modprobe.conf to get
lirc_serial to work (I suspect Kudzu is causing /dev/ttySx to look like it's 
in use so lirc_serial does not load):
alias char-major-61 lirc_serial
# For COM1 use:
#options lirc_serial irq=4 io=0x3f8
# For COM2 use:
options lirc_serial irq=3 io=0x2f8
install lirc_serial /bin/setserial /dev/ttyS1 uart none ; /sbin/modprobe 
--ignore-install lirc_serial

(Thank you to Chris van der Merwe for that).

So Jon, try this in modprobe.conf:

alias char-major-61 lirc_serial
options lirc_serial irq=4 io=0x3f8
install lirc_serial /bin/setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none; /sbin/modprobe 
--ignore-install lirc_serial

That should be three lines, the 3rd one wrapped in my mail client.

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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