I want to use LIRC with my new RPI 2. To do that, I followed http://alexba.in/blog/2013/01/06/settin ... spberrypi/tutorial. Basically it is telling me to do the following:
Add this to your /etc/modules file:
lirc_dev lirc_rpi gpio_in_pin=25 gpio_out_pin=22
Change your /etc/lirc/hardware.conf file to:
Arguments which will be used when launching lircd LIRCD_ARGS="--uinput"
Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file
Don't start irexec, even if a good config file seems to exist.
Try to load appropriate kernel modules LOAD_MODULES=true
Run "lircd --driver=help" for a list of supported drivers. DRIVER="default"
usually /dev/lirc0 is the correct setting for systems using udev DEVICE="/dev/lirc0" MODULES="lirc_rpi"
Default configuration files for your hardware if any LIRCD_CONF="" LIRCMD_CONF=""
Edit your /boot/config.txt file and add:
(ive done gpio_in_pin=25, because thats where I want the receiver to be ).
Another thing: I dont have a three pin IR receiver, so I tried to make my own receiver(two pins) like this: One pin is coming from the PI's 5v , going to the collector of the transistor. Another one is coming from the GPIO 25 , and the emitter.
But, when I run mode2 -d /dev/lirc0 and press a few buttons on the remote (2cm away from the sensor), I get nothing.
What is wrong ? I have run rpi-update, apt-get upgrade and apt-get update also.