[mythtv-users] Help making HDPVR IR transmit word

Igor Cicimov icicimov at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 23:57:48 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 7:21 AM, Michelle Dupuis <mdupuis at ocg.ca> wrote:

>  I'm slowly working my way through getting the IR transmitter working on
> my HDPVR.  I now have hdpvr.ko and lirc_zilog.ko loading without error, and
> thanks to a udev rule my /dev/lirc0 shows as /dev/HDPVR_IR.  I have the
> /etc/lird/lircd.conf copied from the internet (with all HDPVR codes), and
> the /etc/lircd/hardware.conf shown below.
> Whenever I try to send an IR code I get the following:
> [root at dvr scripts]# /usr/bin/irsend --device=/dev/HDPVR_IR SEND_ONCE
> blaster 0_125_KEY_POWER
> irsend: could not connect to socket
> irsend: Connection refused
>  I can't figure my way past this.  Can someone help?  I see that I also
> have a /dev/lircd device, but using that (by default) gives:
> [root at dvr scripts]# /usr/bin/irsend SEND_ONCE blaster
> 0_125_KEY_POWER
> irsend: command failed: SEND_ONCE blaster 0_125_KEY_POWER
> irsend: hardware does not support sending
>  No idea what /dev/lircd and the above means...
> ------------------------------------
> /etc/lircd/hardware.conf:
> #Chosen IR transmitter
>     TRANSMITTER_MODULES="lirc_dev lirc_zilog"
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Is lircd daemon running? On some distros it doesn't auto start. Run

# /etc/init.d/lircd status

and start it up if not running.

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