[mythtv-users] Implementing HD-PVR IR Blaster

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Wed Dec 9 03:06:06 UTC 2009

On Dec 7, 2009, at 9:17 PM, greg pryzby wrote:

> On 12/07/2009 04:53 PM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Dec 7, 2009, at 4:12 PM, Bobby Schwartz wrote:
>>>> I am *really* excited to hear this.
>>>> Since you JUST got this working (including patching) could you share a
>>>> step-by-step on how to get this included, working etc.
>>>> Something like:
>>>>    Install Fedora 12
>>>>    yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers ....
>>>>    ......
>>>> My challenge is I recently moved from Debian/Ubuntu to Fedora and
>>>> Fedora
>>>> does things differently
>>>>    (I patched /usr/src/linux/ in the past... not the Fedora way)
>>>> If someone wants to share lots of stuff, I am happy to test and write
>>>> it
>>>> up, but I can see wasting lots of time trying to get this to work. So
>>>> any pointers, lessons learned, etc is welcome. Even, hey stupid, read
>>>> this URL and then patch (from here) and load the module....
>>> Well I've done all my work thus far in Mythbuntu.  AFAIK the IR blaster
>>> is already working in FC12.  In fact, that was one thing I used to
>>> troubleshoot my setup.  I actually got the FC12 Live CD to pick up the
>>> HDPVR and its IR chip.
>>> If you're able to use Fedora 12 as a starting point I guess all you'd
>>> need to do is configure lirc.
>> Yeah, um, for Fedora, as I've said *several* times on this list already, there is no patching required, you just have to get the blaster firmware in place and configure things appropriately for your hardware.
> I need to practice reading English :(
> I was sure that there was something missing.
> Ok, thanks for beating me over the head. Off to make it work.
> And figure out how to build under Fedora anyway as I am sure I will need to understand, one day

The short version for getting everything you need installed for building out-of-tree kernel modules is essentially:

yum-builddep kernel
yum install kernel-devel

Some out-of-tree modules come with makefile bits where a simple 'make' does the trick, others (mostly stuff in a git tree intended to be built along with the kernel) require 'make -C /usr/src/kernels/<kernel version>/ M=$PWD modules'.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list