[mythtv-users] Can`t make lirc work in Mythbuntu karmic / 0.22

Marius Schrecker marius at schrecker.org
Sun Dec 6 08:55:51 UTC 2009

>On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Marius Schrecker <marius at schrecker.org> wrote:
>> I`m using a remote (harmony) based on the codes from a remotec bw6130 (usb with no additional lirc modules). Previously this put a hiddev0 file in /dev/usb/, and I pointed my hardware.conf at that. Everything worked. In Karmic the only new file I >>see under /dev is /dev/hidraw6. /dev/usb/hiddev0 looks like it`s the file for my keyboard, and is the only file under /dev/usb.
>>Here`s my lsusb output for the device:
>>$ lsusb
>>Bus 002 Device 007: ID 0ad1:17f2 Remotec Technology, Ltd
>>and dmesg when I plug it in:
>>usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 8
>>[61472.449985] usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
>>[61472.466097] generic-usb 0003:0AD1:17F2.000D: hiddev96,hidraw6: USB HID v1.00 Device [Remotec Multimedia Master Receiver] on usb-0000:00:02.0-1/input0
>>My hardware.conf file:
>># /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
>>#Chosen Remote Control
>>REMOTE="Remotec Multimedia PC Remote BW6130"
>>#Chosen IR Transmitter
>>#Enable lircd
>>irw connects but gives no output
>>Any help would be appreciated :-)
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>On Sat Dec  5 16:41 , Michael Tiller <michael.tiller at gmail.com> wrote:
>As odd as this is going to sound, I couldn't get LIRC to work either until...wait for it...I turned off the media monitor.  I know this sounds crazy, but I worked on this for a few hours and when consulting the newsgroup somebody else mentioned this >media monitor issue.  I thought...inconceivable!  But it was true.  I'm not saying it will solve your problem (e.g. I was able to get data from irw) but it is something to keep in mind.

Thanks Mke,

 Didn't work for me, yet, but it certainly might be useful once I get some output from irw.

My buest guess is it's a udev issue, maybe I need a special rule to get the /dev nodes created, but I find it odd that irw connects at-all.

The wife is back from holiday, so quality time with the pc is, again, limited :-s



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