[mythtv-users] How to make the LIRC_DEVICE static in Fedora 16

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 01:20:58 UTC 2011

I posted some issues I was having with lirc after upgrading to Fedora
16.  I determined that the real issue was that the lirc device was
changing on reboot each time, so my line in /etc/sysconfig/lirc for
LIRC_DEVICE="/dev/input/event6" would not do anything unless I
happened to be lucky on a reboot.  I would have to manually change
this.  Complicating matter, it looked like xorg was recognizing
certain of the remote keypresses as keyboard buttons so it would do
some funky stuff (like try to change the gnome volume and other
issues).  When I have the right entry in /etc/sysconfig/lirc, then
lirc takes precedence.

I tried the documentation in the wiki for making it static by adding a
symlink and putting that path in the sysconfig file, but that did not
help.  Can anyone offer suggestions?  I have it working and when I
reboot, I can modify the file and restart xorg and lirc to get it to
work, but this is a less than ideal situation in case I ever need to


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