[mythtv-users] lirc and FC3
potuncle at enjoyingeugene.com
Tue Dec 21 17:50:16 UTC 2004
I almost tore my hair out getting LIRC to work with FC3 (2.6.9). I kept
getting an error in the logs about CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK_SLEEP when
running LIRC with debug. I recompiled my kernel after disabling
CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK_SLEEP in the .config file. With that new kernel,
IVTV was complaining about not having CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK_SLEEP
enabled and since IVTV is a lot more important to me than LIRC, I went
back to the origional kernel.
Finally, on a longshot (which I had tried before) I downloaded and
compiled the CVS of LIRC and it actually worked.
For you, I'd first comment out all the lines about LIRC in your
modprobe.conf. Then run depmod -a and reboot. Try using insmod to
install the lirc_dev kernel module. Then insmod lirc_i2c. Now try
running lircd -n -D and see what messages you get. If lircd starts
up, open another terminal and try running irw and see what kind of
responses you get from lircd and irw as you are trying to send IR
signals to it.
Hope that helps,
On Dec 20, 2004, at 8:47 PM, Andy Long wrote:
> It seems that almost everyone who has used FC3 with kernel 2.6.9 (or
> some deviant thereof) have had problems getting LIRC to work. I have
> tried to get mine working, unsuccessfully. I am following Jarod's
> guide, and have a PVR-250 using the IR receiver that comes with it. I
> have done the fix found here:
> http://bugzilla.atrpms.net/show_bug.cgi?id=317 but I have not been
> able to get it to work. It worked after first installing it, but died
> after the reboot (just like many other people have had problems with).
> I have played with some of the suggestions posted on the listserv as
> far as reinstalling LIRC, doing a "/sbin/depmod -a" and then
> "/sbin/modprobe lirc_i2c", and then "/sbin/service lircd restart"
> (I've done those 3 things in various orders) but that doesn't get it
> to work either. Basically, when I run "/usr/bin/irw" it does
> nothing. If I do it again,
> Can someone please post a workaround as far as how they got it
> working? I'm still a n00b at this, so if you could be a bit
> descriptive to help with my lack of knowledge with linux, that'd be
> Kernel 2.6.9 (the one jarod's guide says to install here:
> PVR-250 w/ grey remote and the packaged IR receiver
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