What drivers get loaded is usualy down to exact distribution setup, for
example on mandrake there is an entry in /etc/sysconfig/lirc that is
used by the init.d script to modprobe the correct lirc driver when lirc
starts. If the ivtv driver is loading the lirc drivers then have a look
in /etc/modprobe.conf or /etc/modutils or what ever for your distro, you
probably have a line on the ivtv module entry that says to load the
lirc_i2c module afterwards (or before).
I have sucessfully loaded both the i2c and the serial module which then
expose themselves as /dev/lirc/0 and /dev/lirc/1 (depending on startup
order), but lircd can only talk to one at a time. In my systems normal
operation (I have a PVR250) i load up all the ivtv stuff and the
lirc_serial module ( i only use a home brew transmitter, for various
reasons) but its the same config as you are after. If you are really
stuck i can give you my /etc/modprobe.conf file entries if it is a help.
Robin (@work actualy so signed by my work gpg key)
Derek Conniffe wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This question may be a bit off-topic because I'm not having a problem
> with LIRC itself.
> I'm installing MythTV on a SuSE 9.1 box and I purchased a Hauppauge
> PVR-350 which comes with its own [I2C?] IR receiver and remote. But
> for several reasons I gave up on the PVR remote (The PVT-350 uses [TV
> and not VCR?] RC5 which will interfere with my Philips TV which also
> uses RC5) but I found it really quick & easy to use the IR module that
> came with the PVR-350 and make the Homebrew serial interface for it.
> My question is: When I load the IVTV drivers for the PVT-350 with
> modprobe it automatically loads the I2C LIRC module too and then I
> can't load the LIRC serial module unless I rmmod the LIRC I2C stuff.
> Also if I load the LIRC serial module first then the IVTV module(s)
> will fail to load and give an error about not being about to install
> the LIRC I2C modules. Does anyone know how to use the PVR-350 and the
> Homebrew serial I/F without getting these load errors (or maybe I
> should just write a script to Load IVTV, remove the I2C drivers and
> load the serial driver?).
> I know I'm being a bit vague about the actual module names (I remember
> there are 2 for the PVR-350 - the I2C one and another [...dev?] one) -
> I"m at work now and dont have the Myth server here with me.
> Thanks very much,
> Derek Conniffe
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