[mythtv-users] Resurrecting old lirc pauses issue

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 07:02:11 UTC 2007

There was a thread a while back which talked about lirc pausing
intermittently for 1 or 2 minutes then starting again - see

The only solution seemed to be to hack the lirc source code which I
don't want to do - primarily because I don't want to start installing
things from source as I install just about everything exclusively from
ATrpm binaries.

I want to try to figure out an alternative solution. Quite a few
people were suffering from this before. Has anyone had success with a
fix? Could people please describe their experiences here - what
distro, what version of MythTV and lirc, what kernel version, combine
BE/FE or separate, what lirc module etc.

My setup is:
   Fedora Core 5
   kernel 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5
   Combined FE/BE
   MythTV 0.20.1

I'm specifically thinking maybe this is a lirc_serial thing so if I go
and buy a MCE USB IR receiver the problem might go away. But if
someone using the same receiver is also getting the problem then I'll
save myself some money and effort.


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