Hi- I am completely new to Linux and decided to start learning by installing Mythbuntu 7.10. It has been interesting learning how Linux works and so far I have managed to get things working, except Lirc. I have a Snapstream Firefly remote and am having a lot if trouble with it. I used the ControlCenter to enable the Snapstream remote. Then I copied my lirc.conf and .lircrc file to the appropriate directories. I modified the hardware.conf to read [DEVICE="/dev/lirc0"]. The [DRIVER=""], I assume that is correct.
What I have noticed:
irw does not run, it simply return me to the prompt. Sometimes I get a "connection refused" message.
What I have found out so far:
"/dev/lirc" does not exist. Do I need this?
I can make irw (and the remote) function properly by creating a /dev/lirc link to /dev/lirc0 [% ln -s /dev/lirc0 /dev/lirc]. Then I need to open 2 terminals and in one run [% sudo lircd -n] and in the other [% irw]. But once I restart my pc, the link is gone and nothing works again.
Do I need to write a start-up script to create this link every time i reboot? How have others got their remote to work? Is this link typical?
I appreciate any help and can provide more info if needed. Thanks