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Old 09-12-2005, 06:43 AM   #1
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problems installing lirc


I just got a receiver for remote controls (the one from zapway.de) that I wanna use with LIRC. But I have some problems...

For example, there's no /dev/lirc, which should be there directly after the installation of LIRC. I tried to figure out why it isn't there, and finally tried "modprobe lirc_serial":

FATAL: Error inserting lirc_serial (/lib/modules/2.6.7/misc/lirc_serial.ko): Device or resource busy

dmesg says:

lirc_serial: port 03f8 already in use
lirc_serial: use 'setserial /dev/ttySX uart none'
lirc_serial: or compile the serial port driver as module and
lirc_serial: make sure this module is loaded first

Well, I don't know what those /dev/ttyXX devices are, and the module (lirc_serial) is the second one to be loaded (right after lirc_dev). Any idea?
 
Old 09-12-2005, 07:24 AM   #2
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This problem is discussed in the gentoo-wiki:

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_LIRC
 
Old 09-12-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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Ah, thx! I didn't get it was about the Kernel's serial port driver...
 
  


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