[mythtv-users] Several lirc devices

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Sun Jan 27 16:04:39 UTC 2008

Fredrik Hallgarde schreef op 27-1-2008 16:34:
> Joacim J skrev:
>> Hello,
>> I have a Microsoft MCE remote which I like and it's working fine with 
>> MythTV (running in production mode).
>> However when I reboot the frontend (backend on a server) I often 
>> (always?!) gets a non working remote and checking the irw I can not 
>> get any response. Seraching for lirc devices I get two devices:
>> ~$ ls -al /dev/lirc*
>> crw-rw---- 1 root root 61, 0 2008-01-25 19:18 /dev/lirc0
>> crw-rw---- 1 root root 61, 1 2008-01-25 19:18 /dev/lirc1
>> srw-rw-rw- 1 root root     0 2008-01-25 19:25 /dev/lircd
>> Then if I modify the "/etc/lirc/hardware.conf" to point to the other 
>> device (the one that was not used)
>> E.g. switching from:
>> DEVICE="/dev/lirc0"
>> to
>> DEVICE="/dev/lirc1"
>> and restart the daemon it works again...
>> I am using Ubuntu Gutsy (32-bit).
>> Why do I get two devices?
>> Will the line "MODULES="lirc_mceusb2"" in "/etc/lirc/hardware.conf" 
>> cause dual lirc devices?
>> Any idea?
>> -- 
>> Regards
>> Joacim
> Do you have any other LIRC hardware in your box? I am thinking of 
> Hauppauge cards, integrated LCDs with a remote receiver, maybe another 
> receiver (i.e. Mac mini). All of these could cause you to have a second 
> entry.
> Did you install a cvs version of lirc without removing/disabling the 
> existing?
> just a few thoughts...
> Fredrik

Might be, I need to load the module via an option in modprobe.conf, if 
you use a serial device you'll have something like:
Options lirc_serial.........
loading the mceusb2 module is only usefull if you use the MCE receiver...

You could be loading the wrong module first or last which changes the 
/dev/lirc1 to be 0 or other way around. If you don't use the mceusb 
receiver you can unlaod that module.


Jos Hoekstra

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