[mythtv-users] power failure - now lirc stopped working
ldunning at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 00:44:36 UTC 2006
This is my reply to the last two mails in this thread since they are
talking about the same thing.
This was one of my first thoughts, that it was something that was
changed that did not take effect until a restart. However, I've
pretty much ruled it out. This is a relatively fresh install (mythtv
and its parts atleast, the system is about 8 months old), and I
updated the kernel the day before I did the install and I remember
making a point of booting into it, because I usually just install and
setup the bootloader and wait until the next restart to switch
One of the first things I did when this stopped working was to make
sure the kernel symlink was correct and then reinstall lirc, so even
if I had forgotten to reboot, that should have taken care of it.
I may go through the steps again just because I'm running out of
ideas, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
As for it being a hw issue because of the power failure, it is on a
decent surge protector and everything else has been working perfectly
for over a week now, so I'm crossing my fingers that this isn't the
On 4/4/06, Steve Daniels <steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> > bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Lucien D.
> > Sent: 27 March 2006 22:51
> > To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> > Subject: [mythtv-users] power failure - now lirc stopped working
> > This may be better placed on a lirc-centric mailing list, but I'll try
> > here first.
> > everything has been working brillantly up until last night. During
> > the night the power went off in my room while my comp was running.
> > When I got everything booted back up it appears that lirc has stopped
> > working.
> > I've done all the debugging I can think of, everything seems to be
> > working as it should. No error messages in the log, the modules are
> > all there, the dev files are all there, the daemon is running. But
> > when I run irw there is no output. I checked that batteries (made
> > that mistake before) and they were fine. I am running out of ideas,
> > so any help would be appreciated.
> > system:
> > gentoo linux
> > kernel 2.6.15 (gentoo-sources)
> Don't forget that every time you update your kernel you're going to have to
> restart, and then re-install the correct version of lirc for the kernel.
> This one got me recently. One night a week and a half ago, I updated my
> kernel on a fedora core system. I promptly fell asleep and thus didn't
> restart into the new kernel and install the new version of lirc to match the
> Then this weekend just gone, I shut down the machine, to install a new hard
> drive, and low and behold when the machine booted back up, my remotes
> wouldn't work.
> Took me a while to figure that one out.. But I'll never forget it!
> > hauppauge pvr-250
> > lirc-0.8.0
> > Thanks,
> > Lucien
> It's worth a try reinstalling/updating lirc just to make sure, it won't
> overwrite your config (well it didn't on my system..)
> Steve Daniels
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