[mythtv-users] Lirc Problems - could not open /dev/lirc

Wayne Steenburg w.steenburg at myactv.net
Fri Oct 8 11:20:27 UTC 2004


On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 01:55, Brian Donaldson wrote:
> I'm running Fedora Core 1 installed with ATrpms from Jarod's
> instructions (which are excellent by the way).  Kernel version is
> 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl_52.rhfc1.at.  I have one PVR-250 installed with the
> grey remote.  I think the version of lirc that I have installed is
> 0.7.0pre7.
> 
> When I run "/sbin/service lircd start" it seems to start ok, but when
> I run irw it first just brings me back to the prompt.  Then if I run
> irw again it says "connect: Connection refused".  Here's the output of
> /var/log/messages:
> 
> 
> Oct  8 00:35:33 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-81-
> 0
> Oct  8 00:37:59 localhost sshd(pam_unix)[4371]: session opened for user mythtv b
> y (uid=500)
> Oct  8 00:38:12 localhost ntpd[3804]: kernel time discipline status change 41
> Oct  8 00:40:22 localhost ntpd[3804]: kernel time discipline status change 1
> Oct  8 00:42:13 localhost su(pam_unix)[4429]: session opened for user root by my
> thtv(uid=500)
> Oct  8 00:42:44 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[4482]: lircd(any) ready
> Oct  8 00:42:44 localhost lircd: lircd startup succeeded
> Oct  8 00:42:52 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[4482]: accepted new client on /dev/lir
> cd
> Oct  8 00:42:52 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[4482]: could not open /dev/lirc
> Oct  8 00:42:52 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[4482]: default_init(): No such device
> Oct  8 00:42:52 localhost lircd 0.7.0pre7[4482]: caught signal
> 
> If there's any other useful information that I can post please let me
> know.  Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Brian
> 
> ______________________________________________________________________
The ivtv module isn't loading properly. Try posting the results of: $rpm
-qa ivtv 
$rpm -qa kernel-module-ivtv\*
$cat /etc/modules.conf

You should have the following line in /etc/modules.conf:

alias char-major-81-0 ivtv

Wayne Steenburg



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