[mythtv-users] Update to lirc 0.8.5 breaks things

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 03:29:16 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:

> On Jun 21, 2009, at 10:51 PM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>  On Jun 21, 2009, at 1:57 AM, Mark Goldberg <marklgoldberg at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>  I can confirm that updating lirc rpms to 0.8.5 broke lirc_mceusb2.
>>> Reverting back to the following rpms fixed it.
>>> lirc-doc-0.8.4a-1.fc10.x86_64
>>> lirc-devel-0.8.4a-1.fc10.x86_64
>>> lirc-remotes-0.8.4a-1.fc10.x86_64
>>> lirc-0.8.4a-1.fc10.x86_64
>>> lirc-libs-0.8.4a-1.fc10.x86_64
>>> No kernel changes were done, just reverted to the older lirc rpms.
>>> I am still using the kernel.
>>> I got the same errors:
>>> could not get hardware features
>>> this device driver does not support the LIRC ioctl interface
>>> make sure you use a current version of the driver
>>> could not init hardware (lircd running ? --> close it, check
>> Well damn, that ain't good... Serves me right for not trying out 0.8.5
>> w/the current F10 kernel... So I need to figure out what to do to fix that
>> situation...
> Fedora 10 will have a 2.6.29.x kernel in its updates repo Real Soon Now,
> which should remedy the incompatibility with lirc 0.8.5. For the moment,
> downgrading to 0.8.4a userspace or jumping to the 2.6.29.x kernel in
> updates-testing are the most feasible work-arounds.

I just updated to the kernel in updates-testing and all appears to be fixed
but the wife and kids will give it more "exercise" tomorrow and I'll report
any problems.

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