[mythtv-users] Remote Problem: Need for modifying settings.pro to enable lirc support

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jun 9 14:29:07 UTC 2005

ctd at minneapolish3.com wrote:

>Need for modifying settings.pro to enable lirc support:
>In general I am trying to get my PVR-350 remote to work and have pieced together
>info from the mythtv doc and the  http://wilsonet.com/mythtv doc.  
>Current system state:
>After a system startup, irw works correctly so I know that my remote, VPR-350
>card, and lircd are working.  But the remote does not work in mythtv.  My current
>line of attack is to ensure that I have my mythtv compiled to support lirc.
>I have read various posts on this subject and have some general guestions.
>I have seen various posts that mention that mythtv's setting.pro file must be
>modified to comment out the following two lines to enable lirc support:
># Native lirc support 
>#CONFIG += using_lirc 
>#LIRC_LIBS = -llirc_client 
>I do not see these lines in my setting.pro (myth0.18.1).  Should these be added
>before compiling? Are these posts for an older version of mythtv?
No longer required.

>The 0.18.1 documentation states:
>"As of MythTV version 0.18, there is no need to edit the settings.pro file to set
>compile-time options."
>And I see from looking at the configure script that the default for lirce is
>true:  lirc="yes"
>Later in the lirc section of the myth doc, it then states:
> "Once you know that your remote is working, you can either recompile MythTV with
>native lirc support by enabling it in configure ..."
>Looking at the outoup of running "configure -h", I do not see how one enables
>this support.
Automatically used if LIRC is detected.  How about posting the output of 
your real configure run so we can see why (if) it's not detected.  I.e. 
if you have LIRC installed in some non-standard location, like /opt, you 
would need to add:

INCLUDEPATH += /opt/include
LIBS += -L/opt/lib

to settings.pro to enable configure to detect it..

>So are these any specific steps needed to enable lirc support when compiling mythtv?
>Other things that I am in the process of confirming:
>1) /home/mythtv/.lircrc and /home/mythtv/.mythtv/lircrc are globally readable and
>owned my my mythtv user
Not necessary.  Only needs to be readable by mythtv.


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