LIRC -- Infrared Remote Control -- With 6.0?

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Jan 9 19:23:46 PST 2006

(sorry about earlier chopped-off message)

Has anyone managed to get LIRC to run on FreeBSD 6.0?
I have a small receiver on the serial port, /dev/cuad0 on 6.0.

irrecord can't open /dev/cuad0:

    # irrecord -d /dev/cuad0 /tmp/test.conf

    irrecord -  application for recording IR-codes for usage with lirc

    Copyright (C) 1998,1999 Christoph Bartelmus(lirc at

    irrecord: could not open /dev/cuad0
    irrecord: irman_init(): Operation timed out
    irrecord: could not init hardware (lircd running ? --> close it, check permissions)

lircd runs, but as soon as irw is run, exits with this log entry:

    Jan  9 20:21:39 lircd 0.7.2: lircd(irman) ready
    Jan  9 20:21:41 lircd 0.7.2: accepted new client on /var/lirc/lircd
    Jan  9 20:21:43 lircd 0.7.2: could not open /dev/cuad0
    Jan  9 20:21:43 lircd 0.7.2: irman_init(): Operation timed out
    Jan  9 20:21:43 lircd 0.7.2: caught signal

A quick web search seems to show people using this, although perhaps not 
with 6.0.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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