I am trying to configure LIRC to work with my Raspberry and a circuit I build with a transistor and a IR transmitter as explained in this tutorial
After the installation of LIRC, I followed all the steps and I added these two lines in /etc/modules
lirc_dev lirc_rpi gpio_out_pin=36
Then I typed this in /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
LIRCD_ARGS="--uinput" LOAD_MODULES=true DRIVER="default" DEVICE="/dev/lirc0" MODULES="lirc_rpi" LIRCD_CONF="" LIRCMD_CONF=""
After rebooting, I added the configuration of my Samsung remote (BN59-00516A) to /etc/lirc/lircd.conf
Then I restarted LIRC again but when I run a command to send a IR frequency
irsend SEND_ONCE Samsung_BN59-00865A KEY_POWER
it complains with the following error:
irsend: could not connect to socket
irsend: No such file or directory
I am guessing this is a problem with my device socket, because in the hardware.conf file I set
DEVICE = "/dev/lirc0"
(just because the tutorial states it), but lirc0 file isn't within the folder. I couldn't find any other question related to this problem and google didn't help me much either. Does anyone have any hint on this?