[mythtv-users] Re: lircd starts fine,
but crashes as soon as something tries to use it
antdaniel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 11:37:26 EDT 2005
On 10/17/05, Jon Kunze <jon99ut at gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried the symlink, and it seemed to work... until i rebooted.
> So now I've got bigger problems. Like before, I uninstalled lirc via yum
> and then tried to reinstall yum, which fixed the problem before, but only
> until I rebooted.
> I did the following
> # yum remove lirc-kmdl-$KVER
> # yum remove lirc
> then I did
> # yum install lirc-kmdl-$KVER
> This line fails as it says there is no match for my kernel
> # yum install lirc
> This one goes fine
> Then I do the
> # /sbin/depmod -a
> # /sbin/modprobe lirc_i2c
> No moduble lirc_i2c found
> # /sbin/chkconfig lircd on
> # /sbin/service lircd start [OK]
> Then when I run either irw or mythfrontend, I get "lircd dead, but subsys
> locked" again.
> Any ideas on this? Unfortunately I'm at work right now, so I can't put the
> exact error messages in this email, but I will be able to later tonight if
> anyone has any ideas. Thanks.
> On 9/30/05, Nick <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 30/09/05, Jon Kunze <jon99ut at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > From: Jon Kunze < jon99ut at gmail.com>
> > > Date: Sep 29, 2005 7:08 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Re: lircd starts fine, but crashes as soon
> > as
> > > something tries to use it
> > > To: Nate Thompson < nightstrm at gmail.com>
> > >
> > > Ok, when I try the symlink, it says /dev/lirc already exists. Any
> > ideas?
> > > Removing the /dev/lirc and the doing the symlink goes through, but
> > still
> > > when I start the frontend lirc locks.
> > Does the LIRC log give any useful info when it fails now?
> > You can also start lircd using the parameter --device=/dev/lirc0 -
> > does this work at all?
> > Nick
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> After a recent update I was also having this problem (using FC3) when the
symlink is set there was no problems, but the link was lost on reboot.
I solved it on my setup by editing /etc/sysconfig/lircd:
# Options to lircd
This then gets lircd to look at the already existing /dev/lirc0 rather than
the missing /dev/lirc
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