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Old 06-04-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Lirc not correctly installed


I use Gentoo, and followed this guide http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_LIRC to install LIRC. When I come to the irw part, however, irw stops immediately, and lircd goes down at the same time. That guide + googling has told me to upgrade udev, but that doesn't help.

ls /dev/lirc* will just give me /dev/lircd.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
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On my Debian Etch box, when I start lircd, I have to start it with lircd -d /dev/lirc0 or the device doesn't get created.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 11:22 AM   #3
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On my Debian Etch box, when I start lircd, I have to start it with lircd -d /dev/lirc0 or the device doesn't get created.
This doesn't make any difference for me.
 
Old 06-16-2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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Bump... Please, I still haven't solved this one.

By the way, I can successfully turn the power on with the ON/OFF-button on the remote, and even turn it off when running from the LiveCD.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 11:21 AM   #5
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Still unsolved.

I'm using Soundgraph's iMON Inside. How do I know that the hardware is recognised? Should it appear in dmesg? dmesg | grep -i imon gives me nothing about that.

In http://venky.ws/forums/viewtopic.php?p=299 , Venky says to mknod /dev/lirc0 c 61 0. I don't know what that means, but I did it and since then, /dev/lirc0 exists.

syslog gives "lircd(imon_pad) ready" when starting lircd and the following four lines on doing irw
Code:
lircd-0.8.1[28818]: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
lircd-0.8.1[28818]: could not open /dev/lirc0
lircd-0.8.1[28818]: default_init(): No such device
lircd-0.8.1[28818]: caught signal
Code:
# ls -l /dev/lirc0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 61, 0 Jul 14 16:19 /dev/lirc0
Btw, in that thread of Venky's, the solution was adding the vendor and device code to lirc_imon.c. I found that file, but those numbers seems to already be there (lirc version 0.8.1).

Last edited by Arla; 07-14-2007 at 11:39 AM.
 
  


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