[mythtv-users] lirc almost solved

Brian Bosch bdbosch at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 05:00:57 UTC 2007

> I also find that the lirc_i2c module was not loaded and lircd no started
> before the mythfrontend was started. So I kill the mythfrontend then
> /sbin/modprobe lirc_i2c
> /sbin/service lircd start
> mythfrontend
> and bingo I get the remote.
> I don't know why lirc do not start automatically as I have it setup in
> my /etc/modprobe.conf as this:
> lias eth0 forcedeth
> alias scsi_hostadapter sata_nv
> alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
> ...
> alias char-major-81 videodev
> alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
> alias char-major-81-1 ivtv
> alias char-major-81-2 ivtv
> install ivtv /sbin/modprobe saa7127; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install
> ivtv; /sbin/modprobe ivtv-fb
> options ivtv-fb osd_compat=1
> install lirc_i2c /sbin/modprobe ivtv; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install
> lirc_i2c
> I'm not sure if lircd is starting automatically. should I chamge
> something in the /etc/modprobe.conf ??

Now that you mention it I had the same issue on my FC6 system.  I put
the following in /etc/rc.local to get around it.  Likely there is a
better way, but this got it working and then I forgot all about it:

/sbin/depmod -a
/sbin/modprobe lirc_i2c
/sbin/service lircd start


-- Brian.

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