[mythtv-users] Lirc is kickin my butt
Philip J. Morrison, Jr.
pjmorr at intrasection.com
Sat Feb 7 17:43:53 EST 2004
I added irq=3 io=0x02f8 in the /etc/modules.conf file and did s setserial
/dev/ttyS1 but I don't seem to have dump2...
I have a config file for the tivo remote taken from multiple sources. The
only issue is I still don't know if the problem is the hardware or if it is
just not loaded properly in linux.
Am I supposed to create a symbolic link from /dev/lirc to /dev/ttyS1? I
have tried both with and without.
From: Jon Waite [mailto:jon at jonwaite.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 4:37 PM
To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] Lirc is kickin my butt
Having just been through this hopefully I can help...
First thing, check that you are loading the lirc_dev and lirc_serial
modules. Lirc_serial needs the correct parameters for your COM port if
autodetect fails (IRQ 3 and port 2F8 are defaults for COM2 I think, IRQ 4
and port 3F8 for COM1).
Next, you *may* need: setserial /dev/ttyS1 uart none (for COM2, COM1 would
be /dev/ttyS0) to prevent the kernel serial module from grabbing control of
COM2 and preventing lircd from accessing it. I say *may* because this step
wasn't necessary for me (and I'm still not sure why).
Now try running the 'dump2' or 'xdump2' programs from lirc - these will
display the raw codes being received from your remote (hopefully).
If that works ok, then all you need to do is update /etc/lircd.conf with a
suitable config file from the lirc for your remote before irw is going to
show you the actual buttons. (http://www.lirc.org/remotes/) if you can't
find anything suitable there, then use irrecord to create a new config file.
If you need to use multiple remotes then you'll need to merge together the
config files for each remote into /etc/lircd.conf.
Hope that helps, Jon.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Philip
> J. Morrison, Jr.
> Sent: Sunday, 8 February 2004 9:42 a.m.
> To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Lirc is kickin my butt
> To have gotten this far and have the stupid remote kick my
> butt us just frustrating.
> I have a serial cable plugged into COM2 which ends in an ir
> receiver. It worked in windows but I can't seem to get
> anything out of it in linux.
> I have tried to follow both the guide for Fedora Atrpm and
> the main MythTV site. I have also gone to lirc.org to see if
> I could get any answers.
> When I run irw (or lircd --nodaemon) I get no feedback that
> it sees me pushing any buttons. Irw just runs and goes away...
> Can someone point me in the right direction?
> Philip J. Morrison, Jr.
> pjmorr at intrasection.com
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