[mythtv-users] Remote suddenly stopped working

Bruce Nordstrand brucen at ksl.com.au
Thu Nov 20 02:16:26 UTC 2008

On 20/11/08 1:01 PM, "Nick Morrott" <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 20/11/2008, Bruce Nordstrand <brucen at ksl.com.au> wrote:
>> On 20/11/08 5:03 AM, "Steve Peters - Priority Electronics"
>> <steve at priorityelectronics.com> wrote:
>>> Hello.
>>> I have the mceusb2 remote that comes with 2 ir blasters. Yesterday, all of a
>>> sudden, lirc does not see remote keypresses. I have tried multiple remotes,
>>> and installed new batteries, and none of them register with lirc (via
>>> running irw to see presses). The little ir receiver indicates that it is
>>> receiving signals because the red led lights up when keys are pressed. Also,
>>> the two ir blasters on it are still working.
>>> Any ideas as to what could have happened? I reverted my system to a known
>>> backup from about 3 weeks ago, and the remote didn't work with that either,
>>> so I don't think it's a software issue, but you never know.
>>> I'm running mythbuntu 8.10 (and 8.04 on my known good working backup).
>>> Thanks for any advice or help you can provide.
>>> -Steve
>> I have EXACTLY the same problem with my MythBuntu build - working one day,
>>  not the next. I have done as you have above with zero success. No log
>>  messages, dmesg reports everything is loaded.
>>  I will be watching this thread to see how it results. If nothing surfaces I
>>  am switching to MythDora, I am quickly growing tired of MythBuntu.....
> Did either of you install updates (either automatically or manually)
> prior to the remote stopping working? A new kernel or LIRC version,
> perhaps?
That I can't be sure of, MythBuntu does auto upgrade I think. I did go into
MythBuntu control center and remove the remote, restart the machine, add the
remote back and restart again with no change. WAF is not high at the moment
due to the need to have a keyboard in the lounge room.


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