[mythtv-users] lirc issues after vacation

devsk funtoos at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 5 04:33:32 UTC 2007

lircd exits if one connection fails due to failed ioctls on the device (/var/log/messages will have a message to this effect). I went thru this recently where lircd would start fine but would disappear after I invoked 'irw', which will return with 'connection refused'. The reason in my case was that the in-kernel driver (pvrusb2) didn't have the support for lirc for the chip 24xx. I downloaded the tar and built the driver myself, and it all started working.

so, check to see if your driver for the IR device is working properly and /dev/lirc/0 is getting created. See if you are using in-kernel version now whereas you used the self-built latest module earlier.

other possibility (in case you didn't upgrade kernel, change any modules, or upgrade lirc) could be udev upgrade messed up something and is no longer creating /dev/lirc/0.


----- Original Message ----
From: Davey McWatters <daveyiv at adelphia.net>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2007 8:14:21 PM
Subject: [mythtv-users] lirc issues after vacation

So I went on vacation for 3 weeks and come home to find out my remote no 
longer works on my mythtv box, so I start messing around seeing if I can 
fix it to no avail, so I come for your assistance.

mythtv at spork:/$ irw
connect: Connection refused

[   47.389668] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 61
[   47.396177] lirc_i2c: no version for "lirc_unregister_plugin" found: 
kernel tainted.

mythtv at spork:/$ ps ax | grep lirc
22101 pts/0    R+     0:00 grep lirc

As you can see it does not appear that lirc is even running. Now, if i 
do an lsmod it lists lirc_i2c as running.

I have tried going through the install procedures for lirc again, but 
may have missed a step on clearing the old one out or something because 
it just keeps doing the exact same thing. What other information can I 
provide that may help solve my problem?
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