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

nate s nate.strickland at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 22:22:46 UTC 2004


Ah, sorry, I didn't read your post closely enough :)


On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:27:06 -0700, Jarod Wilson <jcw at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 28 October 2004 10:41, nate s wrote:
> > modules.conf vs modprobe.conf depends on the distro.
> 
> I know that.
> 
> > Gentoo uses modules.conf.
> 
> I know that too.
> 
> > they do pretty much the same thing
> 
> And I also know that.
> 
> I was pointing out that Johnny's advice was mostly useless, because he didn't
> read very carefully, as the OP stated he had the lirc line already in
> his /etc/modprobe.conf file.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 00:39:54 -0700, Jarod Wilson <jcw at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> > > Unfortunately, I have no suggestions for the OP, short of backing off to
> > > lircd-0.7.0pre7, since lots of folks seem to have had problems with pre8,
> > > but I would certainly like to clear a few things up here...
> > >
> > > On Tuesday 26 October 2004 23:16, johnny at fishcounts.com wrote:
> > > > Make sure in your /etc/modules.conf you have a line that says something
> > > > like this
> > > >
> > > > alias char-major-61 lirc_xxxx
> > >
> > > Er, Johnny, look at the stuff you quoted. He already has that in his
> > > module config file, which by the way, is not /etc/modules.conf,
> > > its /etc/modprobe.conf.
> > >
> > > > It can be whichever lirc module you use... Here are the ones to choose
> > > > from
> > > >
> > > > lirc_atiusb.o
> > > > lirc_bt829.o
> > > > lirc_dev.o
> > > > lirc_gpio.o
> > > > lirc_i2c.o
> > > > lirc_it87.o
> > > > lirc_mceusb.o
> > > > lirc_serial.o
> > > > lirc_sir.o
> > >
> > > This isn't quite correct. The .o part should be left off. And by the way,
> > > the modules are .ko w/2.6 kernels, which his distribution uses.
> > >
> > > > On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 14:16:38 -0700, johnny at fishcounts.com
> > > >
> > > > > Chkconfig --level 35 lircd on
> > >
> > > 'chkconfig lircd on' is sufficient. The default is --level 345, so
> > > there's no need to include the level flag.
> > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From:  Brian Donaldson
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > > Thanks for the help so far.  I did try the chkconfig command, but it
> > > > > still does not work.  I think it was "/sbin/chkconfig lircd on".
> > > > > Here is my current /etc/modprobe.conf file.  What additional lines
> > > > > would you suggest I add?
> > > > >
> > > > > [mythtv at localhost mythtv]$ cat /etc/modprobe.conf
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > > alias char-major-61 lirc_i2c
> 
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