LIRC guide for FreeBSD

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Wed Mar 14 05:41:20 UTC 2007

On Tuesday, 13 March 2007 at 23:56:23 -0400, Joe Auty wrote:
> Does anybody know of a good resource for setting up my IR Blaster
> within FreeBSD?

Not I.  Are you sure it's supported?  Currently very few remote
controls are.

> I think I have a good lircd.conf with information about my remote,
> but I'm sure I'm missing some information about how to get the
> kernel modules I'll need to generate my /dev/lirc0.

Are you sure you need a /dev/lirc0?  I'm running lircd with a DVICO
USB remote control on one of my machines, and there's no /dev/lirc0
there.  If you do need it, you'll probably have to port the kernel
modules.  What kind of interface does it have?

> Perhaps this might be a better question for a different FreeBSD
> list?  Just thinking about you guys since many seem to know the
> score in getting MythTV setups to work...

The list is probably right.  And I'm making progress with my
"installing MythTV on FreeBSD" documentation at This is
still pretty rough about the edges; I'll work on it when I'm sure I
know what I'm doing.

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