[mythtv-users] lirc acting very bizarrely
gaberubin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 00:38:39 UTC 2011
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:19 AM, Terjesen Jens Peder
<Jens.Peder.Terjesen at devoteam.com> wrote:
> Gabe Rubin wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> I now know what the issue is. When X starts up, no matter what I put in the xorg.conf file, it treats my remote as if it is a keyboard and the buttons have no relationship to any of my lirc config files. I believe xinput is just taking the raw ir code and converting it to a keyboard keystroke. However, once I have lirc properly configured, lirc takes over the receiver and the buttons do not get interpreted as a keyboard keystroke but get properly interpreted according the my lirc config files.
> However, here is why lirc is not properly starting up. Every time I reboot, the lirc device changes which /dev/input/eventXX 9where XX is a number) it is on. So each time I reboot, I have to edit the file /etc/sysconfig/lirc to include the correct setting for LIRC_DEVICE="/dev/input/event6" (where it happens to be event6 this
> time) and then restart the lirc service.
> Why is this happening? I mean, I can get it to work on reboots, but this should be static. At least it always has been before.
> You should be able to use something like this instead:
> Or possibly:
> I am not sure what's the difference between /dev/input/by-id/ and /dev/input/by-path/.
Where do I get the information to put in there? BTW, there is nothing
but event files in the /dev/input directory. Here is what lspci -v
reports about the PVR-350 card, which has my IR receiver:
03:06.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc iTVC15
MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc. WinTV PVR-350
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: ivtv
Kernel modules: ivtv
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