[mythtv-users] LIRC/Remote Troubleshooting

mythusers at freakzilla.com mythusers at freakzilla.com
Wed Dec 6 07:42:50 UTC 2006

On Tue, 5 Dec 2006, Aaron Blew wrote:

> What versions of the kernel are you guys running?  Could this be an ivtv vs.
> the kernel or lircd vs the kernel issue?

I was having a similar problem - that's really why I subscribed to the 
list! But I figured it out as soon as the confirmation came in - turned 
out my ~mythtv/.mythtv/lircrc was fragged.

I'm running kernel 2.6.19 on debian, with whatever lirc was in cvs five 
days ago.

Make sure the correct lirc module is loading. I had to manually push 
lirc_serial in there and then start lircd.

Do test with mode2 and/or irw to make sure the correct codes are being 
received by the computer.

Lastly, my lirc device was /dev/licd0 rather than /dev/lirc. Rather than 
messing with udev I just symlinked /dev/lirc0 to /dev/lirc.

After all that I realized that only half the keys were working, so I 
eventually rechecked my lircrc... and for some reason half of it was 

So, those were my pitfalls. Hope this helps!



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