[mythtv-users] Fedora 11 and lirc

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Jun 26 02:50:09 UTC 2009

On 06/25/2009 08:54 PM, Harry Orenstein wrote:
> I hope you don't mind if I ask a related question.

Not at all!

> When I upgraded to 0.8.5
> on Fedora 10 the init.d entry was renamed and I decided to go from a custom
> init.d config to the standard.

Ah, yes, that would be moving from ATrpms lirc to the Fedora lirc. 
ATrpms had /etc/init.d/lircd, while the person who initially packaged 
lirc for Fedora chose /etc/init.d/lirc.

> In order to do this I can use all the standard
> configs (init.d and sysconfig) as you indicated above.  The only issue is that I
> needed to add an entry to /etc/sysconfig/modules to load the lirc_i2c module.
> My old init.d config loaded it explicitly, so adding the modules entry is
> effectively the same thing.  You indicated above that you don't have to do any
> manual module loading.  Other than the modprobe.conf alias entry for lirc_i2c
> (or whatever module you use), what causes your lirc module to load?  I am
> using lirc with my PVR-250, which may differ from using lirc with a usb remote.
> Any tips would be appreciated.

Don't have to do any manual (or scripted) module loading for *usb* 
devices, because the usb drivers contain device IDs that get mapped to 
module aliases, which udev/modprobe/whatever look at to auto-load those 
drivers. lirc_imon, lirc_mceusb, lirc_mceusb2 and a few others all 
auto-load, but lirc_i2c is still a case of having to be manually loaded. 
There are some things I've thought about doing to make it auto-load, 
such as add pci device IDs to the driver, but its low priority vs. other 
things that need doing, so its sat undone. :\

My own frontend systems have been either lirc_mceusb or lirc_mceusb2 for 
IR for at least ~4 years now, if I'm thinking clearly, and *might* 
become lirc_imon if I find a setup I like that I can put my Antec Veris 
Premiere into... Although the receiver in the Veris isn't as good at 
picking up signals as an mce receiver, and I don't really *need* an LCD...

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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