getting lirc working
uid000 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 14:19:23 UTC 2005
Has anybody gotten lirc up and running in Ubuntu?
A search of the forum turns up mostly frustration.
I've found that the lirc-modules-source package doesn't work (at least
not for me). It seems to generate .o (2.4-style i believe?) kernel
modules, vs .ko (which is appropriate for 2.6). It also puts them in
/lib/modules/kernel-source-ver/misc/ which isn't right.
I've also found the manual build routine in the lirc source doesn't
seem to work right with Ubuntu either. It calls for you to run
./lirc-source/setup.sh; make; make install, but it won't compile/make.
I did discover, by accident, that after I run through the song &
dance of trying to set up lirc-modules-source, which fails, then
comming back to the lirc source ./setup.sh, make, make install
routine, then it goes ahead and compiles and installs. Though i still
had to to manual configuration of modules as well as fixing
/etc/lirc/hardware.conf, which was misconfigured. Suffice it to say,
that although it's now working for me, it was a giant PITA. What's
worse is that although it is working, I don't know *why* it's working
or *why* it wasn't working before.
If anyone has had good success with lirc in Ubuntu or (or even with
debian & 2.6 kernel), and can provide or point to a good howto for
lirc & ubuntu, we really need it. The forums seem generally confirm
A searc of google: "lirc site:lists.ubuntu.com" doesn't turn up
anything useful either.
Even nicer would be lirc-kernel-module packages like Axel is
maintaining over at atrpms. But that would be a lot to ask and good,
clear howto would suffice.
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