[mythtv-users] Fedora 11 and lirc

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Jun 25 14:13:43 UTC 2009

Some misc lirc notes for Fedora 11 users:

1) lirc_i2c in the F11 release kernel isn't functional on at least  
some hardware (notably, the Hauppauge PVR-250/350). Its fixed in the  
latest kernel hanging out in the build system though -- http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/kernel/

2) the overhauled lirc_imon is also present in the above referenced  
kernel, complete with the recent addition of a modparam that allows  
you to disable the mouse/keyboard toggle button if you don't want the  
mouse mode toggled on while in mythfrontend

3) lirc_serial appears to be broken. I swear it worked last I tried  
it, but its been a while. For the record, I think lirc_serial is  
rather grotty code, and everyone should stay away from it and use  
something usb-based instead. I still intend to look at it and get it  
fixed though.

4) lirc_sir might also be broken, but lirc_sir is an absolute train  
wreck, and no sane person should be using it. Might be an easy fix  
though, again, intending to look at it and work on a fix.

Sounds grim and all, but lirc_mceusb, lirc_mceusb2, lirc_imon and  
anything else not mentioned here should Just Work. :)

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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