[mythtv-users] IR working but HD-PVR crashing

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Tue Feb 2 14:45:49 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM, Kaushik Mallick
<kmallick2000 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Just an update:
> Since unplugging the lirc_zilog module, the HD-PVR is recording stuff
> without a hitch. Now only if I could get MythTV to change my channels
> through the blaster connected to MCE USB!!
> As I had suspected /dev/lircd and /dev/lircd1 pointing to the same was a bug
> in Ubuntu that has been patched recently:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lirc/+bug/475664
> I fixed the problem by:
> wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/35182403/lirc.patch.gz
> gunzip lirc.patch.gz
> patch -p1 <lirc.patch
> Now my ls -l /dev/lirc* show:
> /dev/lirc0
> /dev/lircd -> /var/run/lirc/lircd
> /dev/lircd1-> /var/run/lirc/lircd1
> I understand that this is all good.

No, its not. Similar to the hdpvr, the mceusb devices are a single
device that does both send and receive.

> I edited my /etc/hardware.conf for this entry:
> "TRANSMITTER DEVICE = "/dev/lircd1"

Remove all TRANSMITTER stuff, its wrong. You should only have one lirc
device, one lirc socket and one lircd instance running.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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