[mythtv-users] lirc incompatible with new dev/input device?

Michelle Dupuis support at ocg.ca
Thu Jan 17 17:39:10 UTC 2008

If i could get lircd to run, then I could tell you :)
I start lircd with the parameter to use dev/inputX as the device, and then
it listens to that device instead of "default".

Although this should work according to everyting I've read, my just hangs
there at initializing


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Tino Keitel
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:52 AM
> To: Myth TV Users List
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] lirc incompatible with new 
> dev/input device?
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 11:44:10 -0500, Michelle Dupuis wrote:
> > I've been working through some newly installed lirc 
> problems, and have 
> > now gotten as far as lirc successfully connecting to 
> /dev/input/event3 
> > (my DVB NOVA-S card).
> >
> > When I start lirc (as below), the first 2 lines appear and 
> the console 
> > waits at "lircd(userspace) ready". Then, when I start IRW on that 
> > machine I see lircd "initializing '/dev/input/event3'. 
> However, lircd 
> > seems hung at this point.
> >
> > What is going on? I can tell the remote works because the 
> remote arrow 
> > keys are translated to keyboard arrow keys. My lirc version is 
> > 0.8.3-73_cvs20071109.fc6. I tried stepping back to version 
> 0.8.2 but 
> > lircd would not recognize the dev/input device.
> >
> > I've been reading about using a kbd driver as the dev/input 
> for the IR 
> > remote.  Without the LIRC part, will MythTV recognize these 
> keyboard events?
> > How can I find out what events Mythtv responds to?  Where to now?
> You can use the remote without lirc, as the remote acts as an 
> input device. AFAIK the keys can be mapped with input-kbd 
> from the input-utils package. However, your MythTV needs to 
> have the keyboard focus in this case. When you use lirc, the 
> remote works independent of the keyboard focus.
> How exactly do you use lircd? Normally, the remote keys 
> shouldn't generate keyboard events anymode when lirc uses the 
> device. At least this is the case in my setup.
> Regards,
> Tino
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