[mythtv-users] LIRC issue, can't figure it out

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 23:35:35 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Tom Lichti <redpepperracing at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have two (near) identical frontends, one an Acer Aspire Revo, the
> other a Zotac IONITX based system, both running FC12, latest yum
> updates, current SVN code as of a couple days ago, identical USB IR
> receiver and remote, one of them works with MythTV, the other doesn't.
> The one that doesn't work in MythTV does work with irw, but when you
> start mythfrontend there is this error:
> 2010-09-16 13:48:05.328 LIRC, Error: Failed to connect to Unix socket
> '/dev/lircd'
>                        eno: No such file or directory (2)
> and sure enough:
> ls -l /dev/lirc*
> crw-rw---- 1 root root 249, 0 2010-09-16 13:47 /dev/lirc0
> Strangely, the one that works has an identical setup, yet it works.
> I've gone around the bend on this one, does anyone have any ideas on
> what might be going on?
> Thanks in advance.

Either make a symlink that creates a /dev/lircd pointing to /dev/lirc0
or tell mythfrontend in one of the settings menu (forget which one)
that it should be using /dev/lirc0, not /dev/lircd.  You can probably
find where that setting is if you search for lirc0 or lircd on the

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