i use lirc for my remote control on raspberry pi 2.
but with the new rasp lirc isnt supported anymore.
see: dmesg | grep lirc --> emtpy list
OpenELEC:~ # modprobe lirc_rpi
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'lirc_rpi': No such device
OpenELEC:~ # dmesg | grep lirc
[ 1033.769079] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 248
[ 1033.778591] lirc_rpi: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[ 1033.780826] lirc_rpi: gpio chip not found!
You should use the forums for questions like this.
But, read: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/blob/master/boot/overlays/README
Add to config.txt
I experienced the same issue, and in case anyone else ends up here and doesn't know, "config.txt" refers to /boot/config.txt
(adding dtoverlay=lirc-rpi solved the issue for me 👍)
this did work! thanks