I just installed the packaged version of lirc (along with the lirc-x package) on Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10, but when executing irw it won't show any output. I've been trying to make it work for hours, and I can't spend more hours on it, that's why I decided to ask for your help.
The hardware is the Apple TV, using the Apple Mac Mini driver for the receiver.
I can confirm that it works flawlessly on the previous version of Ubuntu, 8.04, and on the next to Intrepid, 9.04 and 9.10, without a glitch by just doing:
sudo apt-get install lirc lirc-x
I did two fresh installs of Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 and repeated the same process to install lirc, but no good luck for irw to show the buttons that are being pressed.
Do you think it is a kernel modules issues? I tried with other version of lirc, making packages of them, but no luck, it seems that might not be lirc, but kernel modules, as I just said.
the log shows this:
Feb 22 14:20:24 AppleTV lircd-0.8.3: removed client
Feb 22 14:20:24 AppleTV lircd-0.8.3: closing '/dev/usb/hiddev0'
Feb 22 14:20:27 AppleTV lircd-0.8.3: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
Feb 22 14:20:27 AppleTV lircd-0.8.3: initializing '/dev/usb/hiddev0'
Feb 22 14:20:51 AppleTV lircd-0.8.3: removed client
Feb 22 14:20:51 AppleTV lircd-0.8.3: closing '/dev/usb/hiddev0'
And I know read that it sometimes it shows this when there's a mistyped .lirc file, but not in this case, I'm actually using the same file that I used on the 8.04, 9.04 and 9.10 Ubuntu versions.
lirc is able to receive signal from the remote because it creates a configuration, letting me press buttons and name them. But when I want to use the remote with irxevent, it won't work, and I think it's because of the same reason irw is not showing any output.
Thank you so guys, hope you might have some ideas to help me solve this...