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Lirc_serial_home for 2006RC2 [solved]

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Hi ,

I was trying to use aRTee's 10.1 lirc_serial_home.ko for my home made IR receiver in 2006RC2.

when i do modprobe:

 

[root@localhost ~]# modprobe lirc_serial_home

FATAL: Error inserting lirc_serial_home (/lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdk/kernel/3rdparty/lirc/drivers/lirc_serial/lirc_serial_home.ko): Invalid module format

 

Is this due to incorrect kernel version?

 

This modeule worked fine in 101.1.

 

Is this module availble anywhere for 2006 Rc2 please?

 

Ben

 

[moved from Hardware by spinynorman]

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I am using lirc-0.7.1-5mdk,liblirc0-0.7.1-5mdk & lirc-remotes-0.6.6-4mdk packages.

My /etc/sysconfig/lircg

==================

DRIVER=DEFAULT

 

# Hardware driver module to load

HWMOD=lirc_serial

 

# with devfs enabled

DEVICE=/dev/lirc/0

#DEVICE=/dev/lirc/serial

 

# Serial port for the receiver (for serial driver)

# COM1 (/dev/ttyS0)

COM_PORT=/dev/ttyS0

DRIVER_OPTS="irq=4 io=0x3f8"

 

/etc/modprobe.conf

================

alias char-major-61-0 lirc_serial

options lirc_serial irq=4 io=0x3f8

 

irw don't give anything unlike with Madrake10.1

 

any help is much appreciated.

 

Ben

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A bit more from my system:

[root@localhost dev]# ps -ef|grep lirc
root      4989     1  0 22:20 ?        00:00:00 lircd --driver=DEFAULT --device=/dev/lirc/0
root      5022     1  0 22:20 ?        00:00:00 lircmd
root      5030  4307  0 22:20 pts/0    00:00:00 grep lirc
[root@localhost dev]# irw

 

IRW just waits here...................

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I deleted 10.1 and installed 2006RC.

But i kept lircd.conf file. My remote is not included in Lirc so I made the file using Winlirc and this file worked fine in 10.1

 

Are there additional debugging commands I can use to see what the problem is?

 

My lircd.conf file attached.

 

Thanks

 

Ben

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lircd_conf.txt

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The lircd.conf format has not changed betweent lirc6.xx and 7.xx.

your info is incorrect.

 

If you remember aRtee had the same problem in 10.1 and aRTee made lirc_serial_home module for 101.

 

Once again Mandrake Team has left out lirc_serial_home module and pixelview module for Mandrake 2006 !

 

It is clearly dissapointing given this is a large distribution and a lot of people will be affected by this.

 

Ben

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I see the serial module in my system:

 

ll /lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdk/kernel/3rdparty/lirc/drivers/lirc_serial/

total 8

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6687 Sep 9 18:16 lirc_serial.ko.gz

 

So I don't know what your issue is, but it's not this.

What happens when you do (as root) :

lsmod

are any lirc modules present?

My desktop output:

lsmod | grep lirc

lirc_i2c 8036 1

lirc_dev 11812 1 lirc_i2c

i2c_core 17360 12 cx88xx,rivatv,lirc_i2c,asb100,i2c_sensor,i2c_viapro,tuner,tvaudio,msp3400,bttv,i

2c_algo_bit,tveeprom

 

Your /etc/sysconfig/lircd looks good to me...

 

What's your output of

ls -l /dev/lirc/0

 

On my mdv05le system (which also has a homebrew receiver), I have nothing in my /etc/modprobe.conf, and my /etc/sysconfig/lircd is practically identical to yours, minus that the device is /dev/lirc0 but other than that, no difference...

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Thanks for the reply. Below are my printouts:

 

[root@localhost dev]# ls -l /dev/lirc/0               
crw-rw----  1 root root 61, 0 Oct 31 21:53 /dev/lirc/0
[root@localhost dev]# 

[root@localhost dev]# ls -l /dev|grep lirc               
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root           60 Oct 31 21:53 lirc/
srw-rw-rw-  1 root root            0 Oct 31 21:53 lircd=
prw-r--r--  1 root root            0 Oct 31 21:53 lircm|

 

lsmod

======

Module                  Size  Used by
lirc_serial            11712  1 
lirc_dev               11812  1 lirc_serial
md5                     3584  1 
ipv6                  234016  8 
raw                     6592  1 
snd_seq_dummy           2532  0 
snd_seq_oss            31136  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      5696  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                46960  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          6828  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
-------<cut>_-----------
sis_agp                 6052  1 
agpgart                29032  1 sis_agp
bt878                   8184  0 
bttv                  148944  1 bt878
video_buf              17060  1 bttv
firmware_class          7456  1 bttv
i2c_algo_bit            8488  1 bttv
v4l2_common             4640  1 bttv
btcx_risc               3912  1 bttv
tveeprom               11512  1 bttv
i2c_core               17360  3 bttv,i2c_algo_bit,tveeprom
videodev                7104  1 bttv
tsdev                   5984  0 
ohci_hcd               19140  0 
usbcore               108348  2 ohci_hcd

 

modprobconfig

============

alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0

remove snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe -r snd-pcm-oss; /sbin/modprobe --first-time -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0

install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --first-time --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 && { /sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss; /bin/true; }

install usb-interface /sbin/modprobe ohci-hcd; /bin/true

 

#********LIRC*************

#alias char-major-61-0 lirc_serial

#options lirc_serial irq=4 io=0x3f8

 

 

options bttv tuner=5 card=37

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I got lirc_serial in /lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdk/kernel/3rdparty/lirc/drivers/lirc_serial/

 

 

I was going to use the pixelview (TV Card ) lirc but I can't see pixelview driver for it iin /lib/modules/2.6.12-12mdk/kernel/3rdparty/lirc/drivers/....

 

lircd --driver=? lists pixelview as a valid driver

 

When lircd/lircmd works properly can you move the mouse pointer with the remote similar to normal mouse?

 

Thanks

Ben

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From what lsmod tells, the driver is there, so that's not the problem.

 

From what I gather, pixelview is not a kernel driver - so you won't find it there. It's a userspace driver, and I'm not sure if I get it correctly, but the output of lircd --driver=? actually confirms that it is available, so just put it in the conf file /etc/sysconfig/lircd and it should be used. Check with

ps -ef | grep lirc

if it is indeed used.

 

What happens if you do:

service lircd stop

irrecord /dev/lirc/0

and then follow instructions?

 

Or if you do:

cat /dev/lirc/0

and press some buttons?

 

Are you sure your dongle didn't break in the meantime?

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Hi,

Thanks for the suggessions. Here's what I did;

 

Test1

=====

Checked serial dongle with Winlirc and made c lircd.conf file - dongle works fine

 

Test2

=====

[root@localhost ~]# service lircd stop

Stopping Linux Infrared Remote Control daemon: [ OK ]

[root@localhost ~]# irrecord /dev/lirc/0

irrecord: could not open file /dev/lirc/0

irrecord: No such file or directory

********************************************************************************

******************************

Starting Linux Infrared Remote Control daemon: [ OK ]

[root@localhost dev]# irrecord /dev/lirc/0

 

<*****Button Press Here no OUtput*****>

 

[root@localhost dev]#

[root@localhost dev]#

[root@localhost dev]#

[root@localhost dev]#

[root@localhost dev]#

 

********************************************************************************

******************************

[root@localhost ~]# ps -ef|grep lirc

root 2867 1 0 02:06 ? 00:00:00 lircd --driver=DEFAULT --device=/dev/lirc/0

root 2969 1 0 02:06 ? 00:00:00 lircmd

root 3382 3307 0 02:14 pts/0 00:00:00 grep lirc

[root@localhost ~]# service lircd stop

Stopping Linux Infrared Remote Control daemon: [ OK ]

[root@localhost ~]# ps -ef|grep lirc

[root@localhost ~]# irrecord /home/test.conf

 

irrecord - application for recording IR-codes for usage with lirc

 

Copyright © 1998,1999 Christoph Bartelmus(lirc@bartelmus.de)

 

irrecord: could not init hardware (lircd running ? --> close it, check permissions)

[root@localhost ~]#

********************************************************************************

******************************

[root@localhost ~]# service lircd start

Starting Linux Infrared Remote Control daemon: [ OK ]

[root@localhost ~]# ps -ef|grep lirc

root 3463 1 0 02:16 ? 00:00:00 lircd --driver=DEFAULT --device=/dev/lirc/0

[root@localhost ~]# irrecord /home/test.conf

 

irrecord - application for recording IR-codes for usage with lirc

 

Copyright © 1998,1999 Christoph Bartelmus(lirc@bartelmus.de)

 

irrecord: could not init hardware (lircd running ? --> close it, check permissions)

 

[root@localhost ~]# ls -la /etc/lircd.conf

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1434 Oct 27 04:28 /etc/lircd.conf

[root@localhost ~]# ls -la /etc/lircmd.conf

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 194 Nov 1 02:27 /etc/lircmd.conf

[root@localhost ~]#

 

********************************************************************************

*************************

 

Step 3

========

[root@localhost dev]# ps -ef|grep lirc

root 3540 3346 0 02:21 ? 00:00:00 leafpad lircd

root 3575 1 0 02:23 ? 00:00:00 lircd --driver=DEFAULT --device=/dev/lirc/0

root 3604 3307 0 02:28 pts/0 00:00:00 grep lirc

[root@localhost dev]# ls -l /dev/lirc

total 0

crw-rw---- 1 root root 61, 0 Nov 2 02:23 0

[root@localhost dev]# cat /dev/lirc/0

<<<*****Button Press Here No Output************>>>

 

********************************************************************************

***************************

/var/log/messages

=================

Nov 2 02:19:27 localhost lircd: lircd shutdown succeeded

Nov 2 02:23:46 localhost kernel: lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 61

Nov 2 02:23:47 localhost kernel: lirc_serial: auto-detected active high receiver

Nov 2 02:23:47 localhost kernel: lirc_dev: lirc_register_plugin: sample_rate: 0

Nov 2 02:23:47 localhost lircd-0.7.1[3575]: lircd(any) ready

Nov 2 02:23:47 localhost lircd: lircd startup succeeded

Nov 2 02:31:24 localhost lircd-0.7.1[3575]: caught signal

Nov 2 02:31:24 localhost lircd: lircd shutdown succeeded

/var/log/lircd

============

Empty file.

 

Do I have a permission file problem ? Pl check Step3

 

Ben

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Latest Update

====================

I followed the advice and installed mm kernel and Lirc worked straight away. No changes were neccessary to anything else. Many thanks

 

Now I am back to my original problem :

 

How to get Lirc Mouse working

(My aim is to get Lirc mouse pointer moving on the desktop just like using a normal mouse)

 

My lircmd.conf file is incorrect. I hand typed this file. could you please help.

 

/var/log

==========

Nov 2 04:10:52 localhost lircmd: invalid line 13 in config file ignored

Nov 2 04:10:52 localhost lircmd: invalid line 14 in config file ignored

Nov 2 04:10:52 localhost lircmd: invalid line 16 in config file ignored

Nov 2 04:10:52 localhost lircmd: invalid line 17 in config file ignored

Nov 2 04:10:52 localhost lircmd: invalid line 19 in config file ignored

Nov 2 04:10:52 localhost lircmd: invalid line 20 in config file ignored

Nov 2 04:10:52 localhost lircmd: invalid line 22 in config file ignored

 

 

.........this continues

 

My lircd.conf & lircmd.conf files are attached.

 

Any suggessions much appreciated.

 

Thanks :D

 

Ben

lircd_conf.txt

lircmd_conf.txt

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Lircmd problem solved

==================

 

Data you need from lircd.conf file

 

1) Name of the Remote

 

2) Name of the button to use

 

 

lircmd.conf File format should be as below:

 

MOVE_ N myremote up

 

Example:

 

MOVE_N Panasonic up

MOVE_S Panasonic down

 

........

Happy days Thanks aRTee I owe you a slab!

 

Happy Ben

P.S. sorry i can't PM your inbox is full

Edited by bbenn

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