where is my lirc device? [SOLVED]

Linux support for Soundgraph iMON USB IR/VFD modules used in Ahanix, Silverstone, Uneed, Accent and other cases.

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plut0
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where is my lirc device? [SOLVED]

Post by plut0 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:49 pm

I have a silverstone LC-14 with an iMON PAD device. The LCD works fine but I'm having trouble getting lirc to work. I'm using the gentoo distribution.

emerge lirc -pv

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[ebuild   R   ] app-misc/lirc-0.8.2-r1  USE="X doc -debug -hardware-carrier -transmitter" LIRC_DEVICES="imon imon_pad imon_pad2keys -accent -act200l -act220l -adaptec -all -alsa_usb -animax -asusdh -atilibusb -atiusb -audio -audio_alsa -avermedia -avermedia98 -avermedia_vdomate -bestbuy -bestbuy2 -breakoutbox -bte -bw6130 -caraca -chronos -cmdir -cph06x -creative -creative_infracd -devinput -digimatrix -dsp -dvico -ea65 -exaudio -flyvideo -gvbctv5pci -hauppauge -hauppauge_dvb -hercules_smarttv_stereo -igorplugusb -imon_rsc -inputlirc -irdeo -irdeo_remote -irman -irreal -it87 -knc_one -kworld -leadtek_0007 -leadtek_0010 -leadtek_pvr2000 -livedrive_midi -livedrive_seq -logitech -macmini -mceusb -mceusb2 -mediafocusI -mouseremote -mouseremote_ps2 -mp3anywhere -nslu2 -packard_bell -parallel -pcmak -pcmak_usb -pctv -pixelview_bt878 -pixelview_pak -pixelview_pro -provideo -realmagic -remote_wonder_plus -remotemaster -sa1100 -sasem -sb0540 -serial -serial_igor_cesko -silitek -sir -slinke -streamzap -tekram -tekram_bt829 -tira -ttusbir -tuxbox -tvbox -udp -uirt2 -uirt2_raw -usb_uirt_raw -usbirboy -usbx -userspace -xboxusb" 0 kB
lsmod | grep imon

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lirc_imon              12548  0
lirc_dev               11432  1 lirc_imon
imon_vfd                8136  1
usbcore               117064  9 lirc_imon,imon_vfd,usbhid,ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd,usb_storage,ehci_hcd
lsusb | grep -i imon

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Bus 002 Device 005: ID 15c2:ffdc SoundGraph Inc. iMON PAD Remote Controller
dmesg:

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[111701.348405] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 61
[111715.756788] /var/tmp/portage/app-misc/lirc-0.8.2-r1/work/lirc-0.8.2/drivers/lirc_imon/lirc_imon.c: Driver for Soundgraph iMON MultiMedian IR/VFD w/imon pad2keys patch, v0.3p2k
[111715.756795] /var/tmp/portage/app-misc/lirc-0.8.2-r1/work/lirc-0.8.2/drivers/lirc_imon/lirc_imon.c: Venky Raju <dev@venky.ws>
[111715.757201] usbcore: registered new interface driver lirc_imon
The driver is obviously working and recognized but there is no /dev/lirc device for it. So I created one manually using:

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mknod --mode=666 /dev/lirc/0 c 61 0
ls -al /dev/lirc/0

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crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 61, 0 Nov 19 20:48 /dev/lirc/0
So I started /etc/init.d/lircd and tried irw:

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Nov 19 23:14:26 mythtv lircd-0.8.2[19314]: lircd(imon_pad) ready
Nov 19 23:14:27 mythtv lircd-0.8.2[19314]: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
Nov 19 23:14:27 mythtv [112250.157082] lirc_dev ([-1]): open called
Nov 19 23:14:27 mythtv [112250.157121] lirc_dev ([-1]): open result = -ENODEV
Nov 19 23:14:27 mythtv lircd-0.8.2[19314]: could not open /dev/lirc/0
Nov 19 23:14:27 mythtv lircd-0.8.2[19314]: default_init(): No such device
Nov 19 23:14:27 mythtv lircd-0.8.2[19314]: caught signal
The device doesn't exist, how can this be? What am I missing?

plut0
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Post by plut0 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:57 am

The IR receiver is built into the case and something is finicky with it. I opened the case and moved the cables around, rebooted and it started working.

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