[mythtv-users] lirc not working/crashing

Andrew Davis andrew at nccomp.com
Tue Sep 26 03:48:42 UTC 2006

I got that too after changing the perms of /dev/lircd. In my case, udev 
(on FC5) was hanging on startup with my USB IR receiver plugged in after 
adjusting the perms for /dev/lircd. A quick check (ls -als /dev/lirc*) 
showed that only /dev/lircd existed and /dev/lirc did not. I created a 
symlink and pointed /dev/lirc at /dev/lircd and the the issues while 
running irw went away (ln -s /dev/lircd /dev/lirc).

Of course, per my other post to the list... while this particular issue 
is resolved (and didn't even occur til I changed the perm's of 
/dev/lircd to get my remote working), my remote still doesn't work...


Dwight Morgan wrote:
> Have you made sure the access is correct su - and CHMOD 777 /dev/lircd
> -Dwight
> >>> On 09/24/2006 at 08:48, in message 
> <c9242bec0609240848s986504enc493cdc971730318 at mail.gmail.com>, 
> Jean-Marc Melchior<luxballer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am on Fedora Core 5.
> Followed Jarod's guide to setup LIRC Everything seems to be fine, the
> service gives me an "OK" when I start it. When I run /usr/bin/irw though,
> it doesn't do anything, just drops me back to another command input line.
> When I run it again, I get a "connection refused" message.
> Here's the output of my /var/log/messages:
> Sep 24 10:39:20 localhost lircd-0.8.1-CVS[31452]: caught signal
> Sep 24 10:42:16 localhost lircd-0.8.1-CVS[31527]: lircd(userspace) ready
> Sep 24 10:42:25 localhost lircd-0.8.1-CVS[31527]: accepted new client 
> on /dev/lircd
> Sep 24 10:42:25 localhost lircd-0.8.1-CVS[31527]: could not get file 
> information for /dev/lirc
> Sep 24 10:42:25 localhost lircd-0.8.1-CVS[31527]: default_init(): No 
> such file or directory
> i checked where to find the lirc device and it's on /dev/lircd
> would appreciate help! thanks
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