[mythtv-users] LIRC serial help

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 18:01:45 EST 2005

On 11/9/05, Mickey Chandler <mickc at whizardries.com> wrote:
> At 04:55 PM 11/9/2005, MacNean Tyrrell wrote:
> >I just bought one of those packard bell remote cheap off ebay. I'm
> >having a problem getting it to work. Here is the output if i run irw:
> >
> >root at mythtvbox2:~# lircd --nodaemon
> >lircd 0.7.2: lircd(serial) ready
> >lircd 0.7.2: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
> >lircd 0.7.2: could not get hardware features
> >lircd 0.7.2: this device driver does not support the new LIRC interface
> >lircd 0.7.2: major number of /dev/lirc is 4
> >lircd 0.7.2: LIRC major number is 61
> >lircd 0.7.2: check if /dev/lirc is a LIRC device
> >lircd 0.7.2: caught signal
> >Terminated
> >
> >(I have also install lirc with the packard bell option so the second
> >line has that instead of (serial) but both do the same thing)
> >I do have ln /dev/ttyS0 /dev/lirc
> >I also have linked S1 to lirc0 and ran lircd with the device option
> >to lirc0. Can anyone help?
> First, get rid of the symbolic links. Then try using:
> lircd --device=/dev/ttyS0 --nodaemon

Only problem with that is that the serial driver expects to be talking to
lirc_serial, not a normal serial port.

Carl Fongheiser
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