[mythtv-users] Myth, IRBlaster, FC3 and a single instance of LIRC?

Mike mythtvuser at optonline.net
Thu Jun 9 23:09:30 UTC 2005

Personally,  I prefer these instructions:

There are some notes in there about using lirc with the 2.6 kernel which 
you may want to check out.

Claude Boucher wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Has anyone had any luck with the "Controlling a digital 
> cable/satellite box using Fedora, MythTV, an IR Blaster and one 
> instance of LIRC". howto (available at 
> http://www.lircsetup.com/lirc/blaster/index.php)?
> I'm having a hard time replicating such a setup on a myth system 
> running an FC3 installation (done with the most recent version of 
> Jarod Wilson's bible) and I've kept it updated with apt using the 
> atrpms.net (kernel 2.6.10_770; lirc 0.70; ivtv 0.32q) repository.
> There is nothing really exotic in my box (AMD Sempron3000+; Asus 
> A7N8X-VM/400 Mobo with on-board audio and LAN; Hauppauge PVR250 retail 
> with grey and black remote; and the pre-built IRBlaster available at 
> http://www.irblaster.info, Asus-branded FX5200 AGP card) and my system 
> works almost without a glitch under MythTV 0.17.
> So, I followed the howtos to the letter. After doing all the typing, 
> and after rebooting the system, the only thing I get is a cryptic 
> message:
> irsend: could not connect to socket
> I've tried setting my only com port to IRQ 3 / 0x02F8 / ttyS1  and IRQ 
> 4 / 0x03F8 / ttyS0 in the BIOS (with subsequent modifications to 
> /etc/rc.d/rc.local and /etc/modprobe.conf) with no success.
> Then, I've noticed Jarod's update to his howto 
> (http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/fcmyth.php#lirc) where he applies a diff 
> to /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit and modifies /etc/udev/rules.d/lirc.rules to 
> force the preloading of some devices, including the infrared drivers. 
> I remember applying this diff. Could it be a factor in my own failure?
> So, before switching to the methods involving compiling two instances 
> of LIRC (I have absolutely no experience with compiling stuff; I 
> didn't even installed the dev tools...), I'd like to know if anyone 
> had success with the "one instance of LIRC method".
> Thanks for your advice,
> Claude
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