[mythtv-users] [OT] LIRC multiple devices question/problem

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 03:37:28 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 12:49 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2010, at 12:23 AM, Tom Lichti wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
>>> On Dec 2, 2010, at 11:56 PM, Tom Lichti wrote:
>>>> This is not specifically a MythTV question, but I know there are many
>>>> people here who can help (yes Jarod, I'm looking at you.. :) ) me out.
>>> Who, me?
>> Yup, you.. :)
>>> lircd --driver=iguanair --device=/dev/iguanaIR/0, etc., etc., or similar,
>>> if I'm thinking clearly.
>>> The IguanaWorks guys were kind enough to send me hardware a while back,
>>> but I'm not hugely familiar with it... The /dev/iguanaIR/0 thing should
>>> change to /var/run/iguanaIR/0 or similar in the future (I provided them
>>> a number of patches I used to sanitize an iguanaIR package I submitted
>>> for Fedora package review), but there should also be a symlink to 0 that
>>> matches the name of the device, if you've given it one, following their
>>> first-time initialization steps.
>> I figured it was something like that, I'll give it a shot tomorrow
>> (okay, later today, once I've had some sleep).
> I neglected to fully explain what that "device" actually is, which I
> meant to do... Its really a socket, created by igdaemon -- which is why
> it has no business under /dev/. But the iguanaworks guys cribbed that
> from lirc, which historically had its lircd socket in /dev/ as well.
> They're cool with further copying lirc and moving the socket similarly.
> /me makes note to kick someone about that iguanaIR package review, which
> has been stalled for weeks (months?) now...

After following your advice, I am glad to say that things are now
working the way I wanted them to.

Thanks Jarod!


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