[mythtv-users] Linux: Replacement for lirc_zilog driver

Michael George mgeorge3 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 26 00:40:58 UTC 2019


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On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 5:45 AM Stephen Worthington <
stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:

> On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:34:20 -0400, you wrote:
>
> >So with the upgrade to 18.04, it isn't just that LIRC was broken - They
> >took the entire lirc_zilog driver way.
> >
> >They replaced it with ir-kbd-ic2, the notice is here:
> >https://www.mess.org/2017/12/18/What-s-coming-in-v4-16-for-rc-core/
> >
> >So now it doesn't use the lirc.conf I was using to send IR blaster
> >information from the HDPVR to my STB.  I did see in the dmesg the notice
> >"add enable_hdpvr parameter", so I created /etc/modprobe.d/ir-kbd-ic2.conf
> >with the line
> >
> >options ir-kbd-ic2 enable_hdpvr
> >
> >I now use my script that I used before and it lights up the HDPVR and no
> >errors are generated - but also, no information is sent to the STB.
> >
> >Has anyone found documentation on how to use this driver to send blaster
> >information via the HDPVR ?
>
> My Ubuntu 18.04 is running kernel 4.15 (4.15.0-54-generic), so the
> changes on the above page are supposedly still in the future when 4.16
> arrives.  Maybe Ubuntu has backported the changes to their version of
> the 4.15 kernel?
>
> In any case, it looks like the new driver is available and you are
> getting it to do something.  So the problem is likely in your lirc
> configuration, which has all changed in the new lirc version.  So what
> do you have in the main lirc config file
> (/etc/lirc/lirc_options.conf)?  What driver file do you have loaded in
> /etc/lirc/lircd.conf.d?  Do you have an IR remote input as well as the
> blaster on the HDPVR?
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