Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509701
Update to latest lirc packages break lirc_mceusb2 (all kernel 2.6.27.x lirc drivers, actually)
Last modified: 2009-08-31 19:43:20 EDT
Description of problem:
After updating to the latest lirc packages my mce usb remote no longer functions
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to latest lirc packages
2. Try remote in mythtv / irw etc
Pressing buttons on the remote does not yield any results.
This is on my F10 x86_64 based MythTV frontend which I only updated once so often. After downgrading to the previous lirc packages:
I have a working remote again! The system if fully updated for all other packages.
With the newer packages I cannot run irrecord properly (I tried to see if the codes changed). The lirc service starts normally.
The kernel reports the following remote:
lirc_mceusb2: Philips eHome USB IR Transceiver and Microsoft MCE 2005 Remote Control driver for LIRC 1.48
lirc_mceusb2: Daniel Melander <email@example.com>, Martin Blatter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
lirc_mceusb2: BB+ Dongle(e.d) on usb3:2
usbcore: registered new interface driver lirc_mceusb2
Yeah, a known issue, I screwed this one up. The lirc 0.8.5 userspace requires a 2.6.29.x or later Fedora kernel, which is available in updates-testing, and should get into updates Real Soon Now. Alternatively, you do what you've done and downgrade to lirc 0.8.4a for use with a 2.6.27.x kernel.
OK, I will hold on to the 'old' version of the lirc packages until the new kernel shows up. I'm glad I still have a working remote and therefore working MythTV frontend :)
lirc-0.8.5-2.fc10.0.8.4a has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
lirc-0.8.5-2.fc10.0.8.4a has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.