View Full Version : LIRC on Fedora 20 - socket failed

10th May 2014, 05:19 AM
I am a total newbie and installed Fedora 20. I've searched high and low on what to do to get LIRC to work. I'm trying to get Hauppauge HD-PVR's IR blaster to control my set top box for MythTV.

I used this website for general guidance: http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR#IR_Transmitter_Support

I installed the following packages from the Fedora repositories:

I ran the following commands:

# systemctl enable lircd.socket
# systemctl start lircd.socket

I then checked the status of lircd.socket and got the following:

lircd.socket -> '/org/freedesktop/systemd1/unit/lircd_2esocket'

Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/lircd.socket; enabled)
Active: failed (Result: resources) since Fri 2014-05-09 20:29:16 PDT; 22min ago
Listen: /run/lirc/lircd (Stream)

May 09 20:28:05 htpc-001.xxx systemd[1]: Listening on lircd.socket.
May 09 20:29:16 htpc-001.xxx systemd[1]: lircd.socket: Got POLLHUP on a listening socket. The service probably invoked shutdown() on it, and should better not do that.
May 09 20:29:16 htpc-001.xxx systemd[1]: Unit lircd.socket entered failed state.

I then run the command:

$ irsend SEND_ONCE blaster 0_1_KEY_POWER

And then get the following message:

irsend: could not connect to socket
irsend: Connection refused

Please help!!