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

Kevin Ross kevin at familyross.net
Thu Sep 16 23:58:46 UTC 2010

  On 09/16/2010 04:35 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> 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
> list.

Do NOT do this. /dev/lirc0 is the device node that the LIRC daemon uses 
to communicate with the lirc_mceusb kernel module.  /dev/lircd is not a 
device node at all, but a Unix domain socket, that client programs use 
to communicate with the LIRC daemon.

As Paul said, it's most likely located in /var/run/lirc instead of 
/dev.  Just change your Myth frontend to point there instead.

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