[mythtv-users] /dev/lirc0 missing

John Welch jrw3319 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 21:01:42 UTC 2007

On 3/2/07, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 02/03/07, nightshade at podiluk.com <nightshade at podiluk.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm trying to get MythTv installed on FC6. I've followed the excellent
> > guide by Jarod. I did the part setting up lirc and when I used irw I did
> > get output when I pressed the buttons. I continued on with the install
> and
> > everything went fine and I can watch TV and recored shows. I went to go
> > use my remote and nothing... I tried using irw to test and it just
> returns
> > back to the prompt without doing anything. I have a MCE USB RC6 remote.
> >
> > Here are logs and config files of everything I can think of:
> >
I recently ran into a similar problem as yours on my FC6 box, except I have
a ATI USB remote.  I have been running this system as a Myth frontend for
about a year without any issues with lirc.  Then I did the most recent
kernel upgrade and it broke lirc for some reason.  What I found is that
there were three modules loaded for my remote: lirc_atiusb, lirc_dev, and
ati_remote.  I haven't really had time to fully investigate, but it seems
that the ati_remote module wasn't playing well with the other two.  Now,
these coexisted fine on previous kernels, but for some reason won't work
with the latest one.  I searched around on Google and came up with a hit for
someone who had a similar problem under FC5.  He simply renamed the
ati_remote module and that fixed the problem.  I did the same and everything
seems to be working now.  I think I could have accomplished the same thing
by blacklisting the ati_remote module.

Not 100% the same problem as yours due to the different remotes.  But I was
getting the exact same symptoms; modules loading, lircd starting, and then
crashing with the "no /dev/lirc" message as soon as I fired up Myth
front-end.  Perhaps you have another module loading that is interfering with
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