[mythtv-users] LIRC and ALSA Drivers not loading
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jul 2 12:13:26 EDT 2004
> Anyway, the problem I’ve been having is that I can’t seem to get the
> alsa and lirc modules to load after a reboot.
Generally, this is done inside a start script (i.e. a script under
/etc/rc.d/init.d or /etc/init.d or whatever Debian uses). For example,
the alsa-driver package contains a script called alsasound in the utils
directory that loads the approprate sound drivers. If you compiled from
source, you'll need to manually "install" this script (may mean
modifying the script for your startup sequence) and the appropriate
symlinks for each runlevel. If you installed a package, it should have
installed the startup script (but you may still have to activate it for
the appropriate runlevels). If you can't find anything like it in your
init.d directory, you might want to try re-installing the package to see
if that helps. For LIRC, the same applies, but the name of the script is
lirc.debian and it's in the contrib directory.
> I’m running Debian testing on an nForce2 board and have entered the
> information into modutils and done an update-modules. The information
> is in the /etc/modules.conf file just like it should be. I can do a
> modprobe and start the modules manually, but I can’t get it done
> automatically. I originally had this problem for the nvidia drivers
> but somehow they magically went away.
Probably the nVidia installer set things up for you.
> Also, another “problem” with lirc is that everytime I want to load the
> driver, I have to run a “setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none” first.
That's because you have the serial driver compiled into the kernel. If
you recompile the kernel (or get a new one however you got your current
one) with the serial driver compiled as a module, then simply load the
lirc_serial module instead of the serial module, you won't have to "turn
off" the kernel's serial driver.
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