I’m quite new to the linux world, I’m can’t wait to have mplayer configured to work with my laptop’s IR, but it look like there’s some lot of work until then…


Well, For the moment, I’ve installed knoppix / recompiled 2.4.22 kernel – found a utility to wake my SMC-IR port up (Toshiba laptop …), and installed lirc with the lirc_sir module. It tooks me a week or so to understand it all, but It’s now done.

The problem is : nothing happens !!


I “modprobe lirc_sir” which loads and seems to work, but when I do “mode2” or “irrecord” nothing is received


Could somebody help me out, or give me a hint on how to debug this, cause I’m really stuck now.

Thanks a lot.