[mythtv-users] Giving up on HDPVR blasting in Ubuntu 18.04. IguanaWorks blaster help!
justin at jalcorn.net
Sat Jul 27 16:48:31 UTC 2019
So I gave up trying to get the lirc-kbd-i2c driver working - it just makes
the HDPVR completely unreliable. The HDPVR is working dine now, but I
have no way to channel change.
I ordered an Iguanaworks USB IR and got it the next day, which was great!
But configuring itust hasn't worked. I have definintely made a mess of my
kernel drivers in the process.
When I first plugged it in, it recognized it and created the /dev/lirc0.
I misunderstood the instructions, not realizing the lirc-drv-iguanair
package existed, and started down the path of compiling.
When I finally got the correct package installed, things seemed to be
working. The tranmitter was able to respond to irsend (I could see the
flashing when I used my phone's camera) but the STB wasn't responding to
anything. So even though I had a working LIRC blaster cofiguration, I
thought maybe I had to re-create it using irrecord. So I tried to get that
working...but the Iguanaworks USB wouldn't see my remote at all.
So I tried reconfiguring a few times - and now my kernel won't create the
/dev/lirc0 device, and I can't get anything working.
Ubuntu 18.04 has been a disaster :-(
So I booted on the 4.18.0-15-generic kernel and the /dev/lirc0 device
appeared! and then I remembered all the talk about the lirc setup being
broken, found the script, uninstalled all the lirc and iguana packages, ran
the script, reinstalled lirc-drv-iguanair and iguanair.
lircd -H '? shows the iguanair driver. changed the lirc_options.conf to
say driver = defualt, and lirc-setup runs but tells me there's no iguana
Does anyone have a working setup with the Iguana USB being used as a
blaster? Cna you send me any config files?
Justin B. Alcorn
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