[mythtv-users] Implementing HD-PVR IR Blaster
rschwartz at lastar.com
Tue Nov 17 14:43:16 UTC 2009
> >>>> make CONFIG_LIRC_ZILOG=m -C /lib/modules/kver/build M=$PWD
> >>> ...
> >>> Hey! Thanks for the response!
> >>> That did the trick. I now have built modules. I'm running
> >>> 9.10 (kernel 2.6.31.)
> >>> I ran these two commands to install the modules that (I think) had
> >>> changes in them...
> >>> insmod lirc_dev.ko
> >>> insmod lirc_zilog.ko
> >>> I saw no errors. I can see lirc_zilog in lsmod and dmesg said
> >>> "lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 251"
> >>> Sadly I'm away from home and the HD-PVR is powered off so I can't
> > test
> >>> much further than this. If everything is working I should see a
> >>> lirc entry in /dev, correct?
> >> That only gets created when the driver loads up and binds to an
> > device. Since your HD-PVR isn't on, lirc_zilog >found nothing to
> > to, so you get no /dev entry at the moment. Not sure if it'll bind
> > automagically when you power >it on, or if you'll need to reload
> > So I got compiled and snapped in the modules. I tried several
> > combinations of modprobing and connecting the HD-PVR. Dmesg shows
> > lirc_dev module loading "lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver
> > major 251" and I see in dmesg the HD-PVR loading...
> > [ 10.181882] hdpvr 1-4:1.0: untested firmware version 0x12, the
> > might not work
> > [ 10.562303] hdpvr 1-4:1.0: device now attached to /dev/video0
> > [ 10.562332] usbcore: registered new interface driver hdpvr
> > But I'm not seeing any new lirc devices in /dev. I also bounced the
> > for grins and giggles.
> I take it you're just running the stock hdpvr driver from the Ubuntu
> kernel then. It doesn't have some necessary IR-enabling bits in it.
> There's been a bit of instability of the hdpvr with the IR part active
> and being polled by lirc_zilog, so the IR activation hasn't been
> upstream yet.
I pulled down v4l trunk and applied your changes to it; built a new
hdpvr module and I'm fairly sure that's what's running now.
It's understandable that it's not in trunk yet. I believe my HD-PVR is
rev E2. I'd be more than willing to guinea pig new software if there's
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