Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 497218
lirc_serial not working with my cable box
Last modified: 2016-02-09 20:32:48 EST
I use a serial ir blaster on my mythtv box to control my cable box (a Scientific Atlanta HD box). It has been working using the lirc-kmdl from atrpms. Since atrpms stopped updating their kmdl because the module is in the kernel, it is not working. It is either not transmitting all the numbers or it is garbling them, I can't tell which. I see randomly some or none of the numbers show on the cable box display. Never all of them.
I have tried changing my channel-change script to invoke irsend once for each number, with a short sleep between, and that makes no difference.
I am stuck on the last kernel for which atrpms released an lirc-kmdl package.
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Just did some lirc_serial fixage in the latest F10 and F11 2.6.29.x kernels, would be curious to know if those are working or not. Receiving is definitely finally working reliably for me.
I upgraded my MythTV box to F11 and at the same time switched to a USB IR receiver/transmitter, which "just works".
I'm sorry I can't test your lirc_serial fixes, but I don't want to take my system offline to try it.
Not a problem, understandable. Sorry it took this long to get around to even replying to this bug. :(
I'll just close this bug for now then.