[mythtv-users] Re: Xbox as FE

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Wed Oct 19 15:43:07 UTC 2005


Vladan Bato wrote:

> Tom Lichti wrote:
>
>> My DVD remote works just fine with Rob's torrent. I have a genuine 
>> Microsoft one, is yours an aftermarket one?
>
>
> Yes, mine is an aftermarket one. I bought it because it costs half the 
> Microsoft one and looks exaclty the same.
> It worked perfectly for watching DVDs with the original Xbox firmware, 
> before I did the hadrware mod and replaced the rom.
>
> What is bugging me is the error message in dmesg, which I think is a 
> problem with devfs and has nothing to do with the actual remote.
>
> Here's what the "Xbox DVD receiver and LIRC Mini HOWTO" sais about that:
>
>> A common reason for this to fail is a problem with lirc and devfs 
>> that results in the message:
>>
>> devfs_register(lirc/0): could not append to parent, err: -17
>>
>> To resolve this, change line 321 of 
>> <path/to/lirc>/drivers/lirc_dev/lirc_dev.c from
>>
>> sprintf (name, DEV_LIRC "/%d", ir->p.minor);
>>
>> to
>>
>> sprintf (name, DEV_LIRC "%d", ir->p.minor);
>>
>> and recompile lirc
>
>
> Now I am curious: is this the reason why my remote doesn't work, or is 
> it because it's not the original Microsoft remote (and receiver). And 
> in the latter case, how do I make it work?
>
> The same message is present in Rob's dmesg file, so I was wandering 
> whether *his* remote was working. And those of you who have a working 
> remote, do you have the above message in dmesg?
>
> Before tossing the remote away and looking for another one, I'd like 
> to konw where the problem actually is.
>
Dunno. I have this in dmesg:

lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 61
devfs_register(lirc/0): could not append to parent, err: -17
lirc_xir: driver registered (minor 0)

And it works just fine. I did NOT recompile LIRC, I used Rob's torrent 
as is.

Tom


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