[mythtv-users] Save my WAF: HD-PVR IR blaster problems - mythbuntu 64bit - valid lirc_t numbers?
slick at alum.mit.edu
Fri Mar 26 12:09:25 UTC 2010
Hi. First off, I am a Linux Noob - sorry in advance.
I have never posted to a mailing list before, please let me know if I should
do this differently.
I have been working on this for about a month, and the WAF (Wife Acceptance
Factor) is at an all time low.
I started with setting up mythbuntu from a 32bit install CD on an old p4
2Ghz. Set-up went great. I followed the mythtv HDPVR wiki page(
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR), and got IR channel changing
working pretty quickly. Unfortunately, I eventually figured out that my old
hardware couldn't handle the HDPVR (old mobo reqd SATA and USB2.0 cards to
interface with the hard drive and HDPVR), and all my recordings had skips
So I decided to take the plunge and switch over my main machine (Q6600) to
Ubuntu from Vista "Ultimate"(snickers appropriate). I followed the same
steps, with the exception of using a 64bit install CD.
slick at mBAQ:~$ uname -a
Linux mBAQ 2.6.31-20-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 12 04:38:19 UTC 2010
On this install, I can not make lirc read the satellite codes in lircd.conf.
I have tried about 20 different approaches. Yesterday, I went back to the
beginning and slowly stepped through the process. Here is the good news:
[ 24.352787] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 251
[ 24.354653] lirc_zilog: Zilog/Hauppauge IR driver initializing
[ 24.356753] lirc_zilog: chip found with RX and TX
[ 24.356848] lirc_dev: lirc_register_driver: sample_rate: 0
[ 24.356903] Zilog/Hauppauge i2c IR 1-0071: firmware: requesting
[ 26.822145] lirc_zilog: Zilog/Hauppauge IR blaster firmware version 1.3.0
[ 26.826918] lirc_zilog: chip found with RX and TX
[ 26.827343] lirc_dev: lirc_register_driver: sample_rate: 0
[ 27.073189] lirc_zilog: Zilog/Hauppauge IR blaster firmware version 2.1.0
[ 27.073228] lirc_zilog: initialization complete
Here is the bad news:
slick at mBAQ:~$ cat /var/log/daemon.log | grep -i lircd
Mar 26 04:51:33 mBAQ lircd-0.8.6: error in configfile line 62:
Mar 26 04:51:33 mBAQ lircd-0.8.6: "2147549184": must be a valid
Mar 26 04:51:33 mBAQ lircd-0.8.6: reading of file
Mar 26 04:51:33 mBAQ lircd-0.8.6: reading of config file failed
Mar 26 04:51:33 mBAQ lircd-0.8.6: lircd(default) ready, using
Remember this worked on my 32 bit install on ancient hardware. I think I was
using 2.6.31-14 on that box.
I have googled all week for this problem and found a couple of things:
1. people "fix" this problem by deleting all the satellite codes from their
lircd.conf. Unfortunately I have a DirecTv sat box using codeset 1_125, so
that wont work for me.
2. Some people seem to be using this in 64bit Linux, but they may all be
using Fedora? Is anyone out there using mythbuntu 64bit and HD-PVR IR
blasting to a Satellite box?
3. Some people were posting about a 64bit bug related to this?
4. Jarod Wilson - (to whom anyone wanting to use an HD-PVR owes their next
born child for all of his incredible work on this - THANK YOU!!!!!!!) has
made a number of patches, some include changing the variable types:
I tried applying these patches, but I was not able to successfully do that.
I also noticed that he is running 64 bit and said these patches would help
32bit users - the opposite of my situation although I did notice he is
Can anyone help me fix this, or would you recommend:
B. Different blaster device - which one?
Thanks for your help
ps. Loving Ubuntu
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