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Old 07-21-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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irw kills the lirc daemon - troubleshooting advice?

I'm building a MythTV build on Fedora Core 3, using an ATI XT800Pro for TV-output and a Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 for video capture.

Yes, I know ... ATI = run for the hills! Don't worry, I was able to solve those problems on my own. My current issue, however, is with LIRC.

If I start up lircd -n (no daemon mode) and watch the output, starting up irw kills the daemon. If I try to run irw a second time, I get a connection refused error ... and sure enough, the ps shows that lircd is no longer running.

I'm using the LIRC 0.7.1 build, which is supposed to support the PVR 150 card, and I've got the newer black and grey Hauppauge remote ... from dmesg, it appears that all of the ivtv and lirc drivers are loading correctly. Of course, the next question is always 'How about your lircd log?' ... but for some reason, it doesn't exist.

Can someone provide me with some guidance as to how to approach the troubleshooting of this problem? I'm away from the box for a few hours now (needed a sanity break), so I won't be able to post logs for a bit ... but any help or advice people could provide in the meantime would be much appreciated.

Many thanks!
Old 07-21-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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My Solution:

It seems that udev is creating a device at /dev/lirc0, but the irw is looking for /dev/lirc (no number afterwards).

I started up the lircd daemon, and created a symbolic link which redirected /dev/lirc to /dev/lirc0.

Seems to have done the trick.


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