[mythtv-users] usbserial & lirc?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 19:59:00 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 8:30 AM, David Rees <drees76 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I just upgraded the motherboard in my combo front/backend and of
> course, it doesn't have a serial port and I was using a RS232 IR
> receiver (been using this setup for YEARS) in combination with a
> RadioShack remote.
> I have a USB-serial adapter (Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial
> Port) which is recognized by the system (Fedora 13), but I am having
> problems figuring out how to get lircd to talk to /dev/ttyUSB0.
> Looks like I was using lirc_serial kernel module which was providing
> /dev/lirc0 which lircd was using.
> Is there any way to get lirc_serial to talk to /dev/ttyUSB0? I feel
> like I'm missing something here...
> Failing that - what's the cheapest way to get to get my remote working
> again? Looks like I could get a serial-header as my mobo does have a
> plug for serial on it...
Serial IR devices usually work by reading the serial lines directly.
The USB-Serial devices therefore do not work with them.
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