you must have 2 files:
- /dev/lircd which is a socket to allow communciation between client and server (lircd and irw in your case)
- /dev/lirc (or another file) which is a char device and allow you to communicate with your hardware. This file should be created when you insert the correct module corresponding to your hardware.
So check your kernel log when you insert your driver to see if everything is fine



On 7/28/06, ben usenetalias <ben.usenet.alias@gmail.com> wrote:
I've just built and installed lirc and now I am having problems running it.  I attempted...
#modprobe lirc_i2c
attempting to run irw just bumps me right back to the command prompt and viewing the log I see...
lircd: lircd(hauppauge) ready
lircd: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
lircd: could not open /dev/lirc
lircd: default_init(): no such device
lircd: caught signal
the file /dev/lircd exists and I have permission to it.  I'm not sure why this is bombing out and I'm hoping you folks may be able to help.

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