I installed lirc+pctv and configured the lircd.conf and lircmd.conf - And it worked - great!
But not so great now it does not work anymore. The cursor in gnome moves VERY slowly (before it was fine) and if I do an irw ... I can see that some times when i press a button it reports the correct one but some times also one or more wrong ones
irw output - I am only pressing the button "1" on the remote:
0000000000000031 00 1 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000031 00 1 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000037 00 7 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000031 00 1 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 000000000000003f 00 Chan+Play PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000031 00 1 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000016 00 undo PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000031 00 1 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000031 00 1 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000031 00 1 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000031 00 1 PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000016 00 undo PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 0000000000000017 00 channel+ PinnacleSysPCTVRemote 000000000000003e 00 Chan-Stop PinnacleSysPCTVRemote
Does anybody know how to fix this? And what did I do to break it?
Could this be an interference problem? And if so then what could cause it? And why did it work in the first place?
I tried the remote and reciever on an win xp machine and it worked just fine.
On the lirc mailing list someone else had the same problem - but there was no reply on how to fix it.
Oh and by the way I get this in my /var/log/lircd
Jan 30 14:52:02 HTPC lircd 0.7.0: lircd(pctv) ready Jan 30 14:52:04 HTPC lircd 0.7.0: accepted new client on /dev/lircd Jan 30 14:52:04 HTPC lircd 0.7.0: WARNING: could not open /dev/lirc, autodetecting on /dev/ttyS[0-3] Jan 30 14:52:04 HTPC lircd 0.7.0: WARNING: pinsys_init(): Is a directory
But I do not know what that means - anyone?
Just a guess:-
permissions on /dev/lircd, or /dev/lircd does not exist.
Are you using udev? and have you made new rules and permissions ?
is a good place to start. remember to use file names that sort before udev.* so they get read first.
Thank you for your reply
I am not using udev but devfs ... I tried to do a reinstall of arch but the problem presisted.
I am guessing interference but I cannot figure out how it worked in the first place then. Do you know what could cause interference - progs/hardware?
Oh I forgot this thread - the problem is solved ... it was a loose connection in the cable to the reciever