turns out it was the bios, i reverted it and its working again.
Recently I did some upgrades and not lirc_serial doesn't want to work anymore, was hoping someone here might be able to throw a bone my way.
Running Gentoo 64bit
I upgraded to lirc 0.8.4 and then 0.8.5, udev 141, and kernel 2.6.30 (gentoo-sources) and now irw gives no output.
I'm using lirc_serial with a homebrew IR, has been working great for over a year now.
Lircd starts up fine, creates device/sockets at /dev/lirc0 and /dev/lircd=
It use to create /dev/lirc/0 though not it doesn't.
DMESG:lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 61
lirc_serial: in init_timing_params, freq=38000, duty_cycle=50, clk/jiffy=2999384, pulse=39465, space=39466, conv_us_to_clocks=2999
lirc_serial: auto-detected active low receiver
lirc_dev: lirc_register_driver: sample_rate: 0
lirc_serial $Revision: 5.104 $ registered
lirc_serial: type = 0
lirc_serial: IRQ = 4, port = 03f8
lirc_serial: share_irq = 0
lirc_serial: softcarrier = 1
irw doesn't output anything and irexec doesn't do anything either. I haven't change any config files and I'm not setting any module params at load time, just using autosense.
Thanks for any help.