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Hi. I'm new to lirc.
I have one of these RS232 IR blasters: http://www.irblaster.info/
and I had to find a serial port to plug in to the header of my
motherboard (Asus P5Q-PRO). I also have an Antec case with an IR
receiver built in.
I want to set up the IR receiver to get signals from the case's
included remote (Veris RM200) but I'm not too bothered about that just
yet, so let's ignore it.
At the same time I want to control my TV with the serial IR blaster. I
found a config for a similar remote to my TV one (not identical model,
but it looks almost the same, and most of them seem to have the same
"power" command, which would be a good start) and I've included that
config in my lircd.conf.
I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with lircd 0.9.0 from the repository and
there's also a hardware.conf, in which I have some transmitter
variables which were set up by the installation script. I haven't
found documentation on this section but I've edited it (quite possibly
wrongly) and it currently looks like this:
#Chosen IR Transmitter
TRANSMITTER="Serial Port (UART) : LG TV"
Now, lirc starts without a problem (as far as I can tell) with its
init script. Then I try to send the power signal with
irsend SEND_START LG_AKB72915207 power
but the transmitter, when I look at it through a digital camera, is
dark (I see bright lights when I press buttons on my remote).
The output of
$ dmesg | grep lirc
[ 5304.480211] lirc_serial: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[ 5304.480612] lirc_serial: port existence test failed, cannot continue
[ 5304.481256] lirc_serial: probe of lirc_serial.0 failed with error -22
[ 5304.481394] platform lirc_serial.0: lirc_dev: driver lirc_serial registered at minor = 0
"Port existence test failed" sounds like a potential issue... But I
don't know how to test if my serial port is working or not.
I don't know if it's the serial port, the IR blaster or my
configuration. Please help me troubleshoot.
Full config files:
Thanks very much.