From: Jeff Artz <junk_inbox@ve...> - 2005-12-06 06:36:42
I've got two identical satellite receivers (JVC DishPlayer 7200s) that I
want to control via LIRC with MythTV. These receivers cannot be set to
different remote addresses, so they must be controlled from seperate IR
blasters using the SAME IR signals. I already built the basters and
they both work when used individually. (I'm currently successfully
controlling one DP7200 and a Dish3900 with the same blaster on COM2)
I'd like to be able to control a second DP7200 via the blaster on COM1.
I've googled and searched the lists, and I have found some pages that
describe how to load multiple instances of LIRC using different drivers
(ie: lirc_ivtv and lirc_serial) by specifying a minor device number in
the modules.conf file, but I don't see anything that allows multiple
*serial* blasters to be used.
So can I accomplish this without having to create a copy of lirc with
everything renamed (like the myth_ledxmit project), or is that the only
option that I have?
As a side note -- wouldn't it make sense to have a few serial drivers in
lirc? Perhaps even something like lirc_serial_com1 thru
lirc_serial_com9 ??? That would make things much easier... Then my
modules.conf would just have a few lines like this:
alias char-major-61-0 lirc_serial_com1
alias char-major-61-1 lirc_serial_com2
install lirc_serial_com1 setserial /dev/ttyS0 uart none; /sbin/modprobe
install lirc_serial_com2 setserial /dev/ttyS1 uart none; /sbin/modprobe
Thanks in advance for any tips/help!