[mythtv-users] Ubuntu lirc for the PVRs

Jason Werpy jwwerpy at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 14:06:52 UTC 2005

Thanks for all the info.  That worked.

On 6/18/05, Mike <stuff at dustsmoke.com> wrote:
> Bob Cottingham wrote:
> >Jason Werpy wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Has anyone gotten lirc working on Ubuntu with their PVR.  I can get
> >>all the packages installed and it tries to build but fails.  Building lirc
> >>by hand generates compile errors on the make.  I've googled a lot of
> >>information about this but there doesn't appear to be a true universal fix
> >>out there.
> >>
> >>I think the errors are coming from the i2c module integration, and my
> >>next step is to build a custom kernel and see if that can clear anything
> >>up.
> >>
> >>The next step after that is just to say goodbye to ubuntu and install
> >>Fedora Core 3 instead.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >There is a Ubuntu installation guide on MythTV.info that include lirc from
> >source. Here is the address:
> >http://mythtv.info/moin.cgi/UbuntuInstallation
> >
> >Works great for me. I don't know about using the packages, but needed to
> >use the source for my PVR-150.  The only problem with compiling lirc from
> >source is the extremely long wait I had to endure to create all of the
> >linux modules, which took roughly an hour I believe on my Athlon 2500+ and
> >about two hours on my Duron 650Mhz.
> >
> >Bob C
> >
> >
> I don't know how much that package is still like Debian.... But if it is
> remotely the same, and you want to do it with the default packages.
> Here's how I'd do it with debian.... (if I remeber correctly, the ubuntu
> guys were doing something much like this)
> So of course you'd have to translate this into ubuntu
> apt-get install kernel-headers-2.6.11-1-k7 kernel-source-2.6.11 lirc
> lirc-source-modules
> cd /usr/src
> tar xvfj kernel-source-2.6.11.tar.bz2
> tar xvfz lirc-modules.tar.gz
> cp /boot/config-2.6.11-1-k7 /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.11-1-k7/.config
> make-kpkg modules_image
> dpkg -i /usr/src/lirc-modules-2.6.11_0.7.1pre2-6+10.00.Cuustom_i386.deb
> cp /lib/modules/2.6.11/misc/*.ko
> /lib/modules/2.6.11-1-k7/kernel/drivers/misc/
> depmod -ae
> Then load it, i use this
> modprobe lirc_dev
> modprobe lirc_i2c
> get your remotes layout from the lirc website then try to watch for it
> with irw to assign the commands to mythtv
> not sure if that helps any
> -Mike
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