[mythtv-users] USB IrDa Dongles vs. LIRC

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 12:09:23 UTC 2005

On 8/4/05, Andrew Wilson <migmog at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know if Is it possible to use lirc with a USB->Serial
> converter and a serial receiver plugged into it? I tried it once, but
> I think my converter was duff because nothing at all worked with it..

No, it's not possible.  USB->Serial converters don't allow for the
low-level access needed to control the types of serial receivers that
you typically see.  BTW, this is specifically addressed in the LIRC
FAQ, found here:


Carl Fongheiser
carlfongheiser at gmail.com

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