I have an AST Logitech IR remote working on Serial port that I
had managed to make work on a computer in 2007. Now this computer is
dead and I'm trying to reinstall everything on another computer without
Here is the Hardware: AST Logitech remote Biostar P4M80-M4 mother board BIOS is set correctly and COM1 is enabled on 0x03F8
The Software: Mandriva Linux Kernel 188.8.131.52-desktop-1mnb lirc 0.8.6 no dkms-lirc module as the kernel already support it by default
When I apply the same config it's not working, when I run mode2 --device /dev/ttyS0 it says : mode2: could not get hardware features mode2: this device driver does not support the LIRC ioctl interface mode2: major number of /dev/ttyS0 is 4 mode2: LIRC major number is 61 mode2: check if /dev/ttyS0 is a LIRC device
when I set /etc/sysconfig/lircd to use /dev/lirc/0, I get no complains
but nothing shows up when I press the remote buttons. Same thing with irw, when I start it, it returns to the prompt and nothing is shown when I press the remote's buttons.