[MPlayer-users] mplayer problem with lirc
mohammed_elafifi at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 29 13:46:01 CEST 2007
Fine. I started lircd and ran irw twice and got exactly the output you described.
OK. I don't have a remote control or a card(and hence I don't need a card driver). I just want to disable lirc support in mplayer.
Most probably the lirc support is built in mplayer, because I installed mplayer from a binary RPM package. Should I recompile mplayer from its sources(instead of installing it from a binary RPM package), disabling the lirc support, is there another way to make mplayer skip this lirc support(for example by passing a command-line option, or an option in the configuration file)?
Appreciating your feedback. Thanks for your support.
----- Original Message ----
From: Paul Arthur <flowerysong00 at yahoo.com>
To: mplayer-users at mplayerhq.hu
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 7:00:11 PM
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] mplayer problem with lirc
On 2007-09-27, Mohammed El-Afifi <mohammed_elafifi at yahoo.com> wrote:
> It works fine except for the lirc support. When I start mplayer,
> I get the following error messages about lirc: mplayer: could not
> connect to socket mplayer: Connection refused Failed to open LIRC
> support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Okay, so MPlayer is unable to connect to the lirc daemon.
> OK. I searched for a lot of help about this message in google and
> the archives of mplayer, and I found some hints. First, I created an
> empty file called ~/lircrc.
Normally that would be ~/.lircrc
Why empty? In order for your remote to actually work with MPlayer, the
configuration file will need to be set up properly.
> The problem is that even if I start it manually, mplayer immediately
> closes lirc daemons when it starts(yes, without posting any error
> messages about lirc).
MPlayer should not (and probably cannot) do this; the lirc daemon is
closing itself due to a configuration error. You need to have lirc
configured properly before you can use it with any program.
Normally this problem is caused by the correct drivers for your
particular card not being present; this is not an MPlayer issue. To
verify that this is an lirc issue, start lircd and then run irw; this
should exit immediately. If you then run irw again it will produce an
error "connect: Connection refused".
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a vengeance; He will come and save you from the worshipers of machines.
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