Saturday, November 8, 2014

usb IR receivers change device name on reboot

I have three USB ir receiver devices in the HTPC, /dev/lirc[123]. On reboot they sometimes switch places and then I have to edit /etc/lirc/hardware.conf to point to the right one. In my case, the right one is the FINTEK. There seems to be a stable device name in /dev/input/by-id/*FINTEK*, but plugging that into hardware.conf instead of /dev/lirc[123] does not work.