[mythtv-users] FC8 --> F12 Upgrade: MythTV doesn't work with LIRC anymore

Andrew Junev a-j at a-j.ru
Thu Nov 19 20:05:08 UTC 2009

Hello Jarod,

Thursday, November 19, 2009, 10:41:27 PM, you wrote:

>> It took me some time to discover how to set up
>> and use 'atilibusb' instead. Now my LIRC seem to work fine, at least I
>> can see the keypresses in 'irw'. But my mythfrontend still refuses to
>> accept lirc commands.

> I presume you have your lircrc file button names matching the
> button names in lircd.conf after updating it for atilibusb?

Yes, button names do match.

>> I checked that /dev/lircd exists and is accessible by my mythtv user:
>> $ ls -l /dev/lircd
>> srw-rw-rw- 1 mythtv mythtv 0 2009-11-19 21:12 /dev/lircd

> That looks... wrong. With Fedora 12 (lirc 0.8.6, really), your
> lircd socket should be /var/run/lirc/lircd, unless you've done
> something to change it. But the socket move also requires adjusting
> a pref somewhere in the frontend to tell it to look at the new
> location as well. (this was an upstream lirc change, fwiw, not a
> Fedora-specific one, though Fedora could stand to add a symlink to
> the old location for the benefit of mythtv users, which is what
> ubuntu did, iirc).

This is what I have in /var/run/lirc/ :

# ls -la /var/run/lirc/
total 20
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 2009-11-19 21:12 .
drwxr-xr-x 33 root root 4096 2009-11-19 18:11 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    5 2009-11-19 21:12 lircd.pid

So it's a pid file only...

I actually have the following parameters passed to LIRC in my
/etc/sysconfig/lirc :

LIRCD_OPTIONS="--driver=atilibusb --device=/dev/lirc0 --output=/dev/lircd"

Maybe this is somehow wrong? What should I use then?

And... 'irw' still shows correct keypresses...

Best Regards,

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