[mythtv-users] LIRC issue with latest Mythbuntu update

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Wed Sep 22 21:31:50 UTC 2010

  On 9/22/2010 1:54 PM, Justin Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Mark Weil<mark at martialfit.net>  wrote:
>>> You'll also need to make some changes so you don't have to do this manually
>>> on every reboot, but
>>> as this needs to run before the LIRC modules load I can't say what you'd
>>> need to do on Mythbuntu to
>>> achieve this.
>> According to the mythtv wiki
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Serial_Lirc_Install
>> ..."To ensure that lirc starts up correctly on reboot, add the appropriate
>> setserial line (without the sudo) to the top of your hardware.conf file. "
>> An old community doc from ubuntu has a different way of accomplishing this;
>> I don't know if it's valid for the latest mythbuntu.
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallLirc/Gutsy#Serial%20IR%20Transmitter
> I upgraded to mythbuntu 10.04 (from 9.04) over the weekend and ran
> into this. Luckily, I had tar'd my old system so I was able to hunt
> down things that seemed to be different. I did as the community doc
> suggested and added /etc/modprobe.d/lirc-serial.conf:
> #COM1 equivalent, /dev/ttyS0
> options lirc_serial irq=4 io=0x3f8
> #COM2 equivalent, /dev/ttyS1
> #options lirc_serial irq=3 io=0x2f8
> In addition, I have /etc/serial.conf:
> /dev/ttyS0 uart none
> I believe it's the latter which has the most effect, the former is
> just to ensure that the lirc_serial module is looking at "COM1"
> I also have LOAD_MODULES="true" in hardware.conf.
> --Justin
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Thanks for the tips.  I had the same /etc/modprobe.d/lirc-serial.conf as 
you did, but my /etc/serial.conf was somehow renamed to 
serial.conf.old.  I renamed it back and all should be good now.


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