On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 12:44 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 08:10 +0100, Christoph Bartelmus wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Murray Cumming "murrayc@..." wrote:
> > [...]
> > > By the way, I ask because this really seems to be necessary. For
> > > instance, various lirc things seem to want to use /dev/lirc on my Ubuntu
> > > Gutsy system, but only /dev/lirc0 exists.
> > ln -s /dev/lirc0 /dev/lirc
> Are you saying that that is the only way to make lirc work on Ubuntu
I see now that the device is actually specified when starting the lircd
daemon. For instance, on Ubuntu Gutsy, the /etc/init.d/lircd script
starts lircd like so:
So an application using lirc_client (which I guess communicates with the
daemon) shouldn't have to specify the device. And I guess this also
means that you'd need a second instance of the lircd daemon to use more
than one IR receiver.
And no ln should be necessary.