[mythtv-users] /usr/bin/irw error, how to debug?

Jake Thompson jake at jakethompson.com
Tue Jan 9 18:21:03 UTC 2007

I was just working on this for a friend, you need to make sure you have a
valid /etc/lircd.conf file.  Or you need to use irrecord to create one.

You can find the database of remotes here:

You can find documentation on the steps you should take to get a config file


On 09 Jan 2007 11:51:43 -0500, Henry S. Greenside <hsg at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
> Following carefully Jared Wilson's instructions on the
> site http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/, I have been trying to
> set up MythTV under Fedora Core 6 on a Shuttle SB65G2
> with a serial IR receiver that I purchased from
> www.irblaster.info.
> I followed Jared's instructions for a serial IR
> receiver, e.g., put these statements in
> /etc/modprobe.conf:
>     alias char-major-61 lirc_serial
>     options lirc_serial irq=4 io=0x3f8
>     install lirc_serial /bin/setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none ;\
>         /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install lirc_serial
> When I then execute
>     /sbin/service lircd start
> I don't see an OK, I just get a shell prompt again.
> When I then activate the receiver with
>     /usr/bin/irw
> to try it out, I get this error message:
>     connect: No such file or directory
> Could someone give me some help to get irw working?
> By the way, the Shuttle has only a single serial port
> which I assume must be COM1.
>     Thanks,
>     Henry
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