mplayer – disable LIRC


Been trying to use mplayer from the shell on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) and LIRC was giving my problems, but I couldn’t find any help with the following mplayer error:

<br /> mplayer: could not connect to socket<br /> mplayer: No such file or directory<br /> Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.<br />

Well all you need to do to is to disable LIRC support by doing the following:

Edit sudo vim /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf

And put in the line: nolirc=yes

And that should sort it out.

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