[mythtv-users] IR receiver on serial port - howto?

Kevin Ross kevin at familyross.net
Wed Sep 8 20:03:51 UTC 2010

  On 09/08/2010 11:58 AM, George Poulson wrote:
> Up to now I've been using a USB-connected IR receiver on my mythtv 
> frontend, but for my new 'frontend in an old sky box 
> <http://mythtv1.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/more-mythtv-front-end-photos/>' 
> I want to use the IR receiver device that is already sitting mounted 
> on the PCB  inside the front of my case.
> If I wire up the IR receiver with a couple of components as shown on 
> the lirc page HERE <http://www.lirc.org/receivers.html>, and connect 
> it to the serial port header on my motherboard, how do I tell 'lircd' 
> that I'm using a device on the serial port?
> Any pointers or links to FAQs appreciated!
> Thanks!
> George

I believe you just change from using the usual lirc_mceusb kernel module 
to the lirc_serial module, then configure as normal.

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