Lirc does not start with my installation. I think because of an awkward remote control, the Soundgraph iMon PAD.
The kernel modules simply wouldn't start.
To get it working I tries to compile the lirc-module-sources, but to no avail. Then resorted to the original lirc site and downloaded the package. Here are the steps to get it working. They're in a terminal window
- Install Build essentials:Use back-tics with the uname, and put in your password.Code:sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` autoconf
- Download and extract the lirc 0.8.3Code:wget -O- http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/l...c-0.8.3.tar.gz|tar xz
- Go to the lirc folder:Code:cd lirc-0.8.3
- Lookup the correct drivername, by looking under the --with-driver section of the following output (i.e. you can always replay the config/make/make install procedure if you have to do trial-and-error to find out the correct driver):Code:./configure --help
- Create build package, replace <driver name> with the driver you found in step 4:Code:./configure --with-moduledir=/lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/misc --prefix=/usr --with-x --with-driver=<driver name>
- Build the lot:Code:make
- Install the package:Code:sudo make install
If you think you've screwed up, you can always redo the ./configure line again, and if you want to rebuild the whole lot (I don't think that it's in any case nessecary, but nevertheless), you can use make -B, instead of just make.
When testing this howto, I got problems compiling. I noticed that completely removing the lirc-0.8.3 folder and start over was the best option.
Now that I have LIRC running, I neet to configure it...anyone a clue?