I'm trying to set up my pi as an IR transmitter. I installed the lirc driver as described here.
However i made some changes to the modules file on advice from other sources which stated there were changes to how raspbian handled devices. This is touched on here.
when i enter the command, which should activate the led,
sudo irsend SEND_ONCE SAMSUNG_AA59-00600A_POWER KEY_POWER
irsend: could not connect to socket irsend: No such file or directory
I'm using a raspberry pi 3, an IRLED connected from a GPIO pin to ground with a limiting resistor but i intend to use a bjt transistor when they finally arrive from amazon for extra power.
the following line is included in my boot/config.txt file
my /etc/lirc/hardware.conf file looks like
# /etc/lirc/hardware.conf # # 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 #START_LIRCMD=false #Don't start irexec, even if a good config file seems to exist. #START_IREXEC=false #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=""