[mythtv-users] nvidia 9746, lirc, kernel 2.6.18-1.2257 won't play nice

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Jan 23 17:19:09 UTC 2007

I'm trying to upgrade to the newest nvidia driver (9746) since I hear  
it will solve my excessive CPU usage.

It won't install on kernel 2.6.18-1.2239.fc5
Actually, it will install but will not load.

So I upgrade to kernel 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5
It loads correctly.

Lirc doesn't work on kernel 2.6.18-1.2257.fc5
irw reports "Connection Refused"

I make sure the lirc-kmdl for my kernel is installed and reboot
I try irw. It reports back nothing.
I try it again. "Connection refused"
I go to uninstall lirc so I can reinstall and it wants to uninstall  
ALL of mythtv. That's bad.

I fall back to my original kernel with nvidia-8774, working lirc and  
live with over 100% CPU usage playing back HD on my AMD X2 4400+
I'm in a dependency k-hole and I can't get out. Any advice is  


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