Here's my modprobe.conf for lirc:
alias char-major-61 lirc_sir
options lirc_serial irq=3 io=0x2f8
install lirc_sir /bin/setserial /dev/ttyS1 uart none port 0 irq 0 ; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install lirc_sir
I have an old Dell laptop with built-in infrared. UDEV detects the infrared port as ttyS1 so I have modprobe disabling that port - see above. I don't know what "char-major-61" means - just saw that on lirc.org.
Anyway, is this all looking good? I'm having some problems with LIRC and I just made this up based on what they had on their main site for modules.conf. If I 'modprobe lirc_sir' it loads the module OK. I'm on FEDORA 5 and I can run the lircd daemon and go into "mode 2" and the port is receiving signals. But IRSEND doesn't seem to be working - and neither does IRKICK (receiving), but I am not getting any error messages from either program. I got a lircd.conf file from the internet so I'm pretty sure that is okay.
I am really, really close to getting this working - I think I am maybe missing a step in the instructions but I can't figure it out.
I would also like lirc_sir to load on startup, maybe the daemon, too. How is this usually accomplished?