[mythtv-users] MythBuntu 10.10 Lirc Issue

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Wed Dec 8 14:26:17 UTC 2010

On Dec 8, 2010, at 12:38 AM, Ramin K wrote:

> On 12/7/2010 8:45 PM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>> Yea Fedora seems to be further ahead of the curve then Ubuntu.
>> Well, I have direct commit access to the Fedora kernel, and Fedora
>> doesn't have as stringent a policy on what can go into a new kernel
>> build for a released distro, which has both its plusses and its
>> minuses. In this case, its a plus. I did submit patches to Canonical
>> to get their kernel up to speed, but they won't apply them unless
>> they're in an upstream stable tree, which doesn't work so hot when
>> they took in 2.6.36 IR patches already for their 2.6.35 kernel...
>> And so Ubuntu's kernel-provided IR stack is likely to be partly
>> broken until 11.04 comes around. Might be an out-of-tree backports
>> module that shows up at some point though.
> For other Ubuntu users, don't think you can be sneaky and install 2.6.37-rc5 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.37-rc5-natty/ and get these fixes. Jarod's patches still aren't there though it does get you around the device 4903 issue.
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=blob;f=drivers/media/video/hdpvr/hdpvr-core.c;h=b70d6afc9fecd7f0d7d382e6965ac02616988b7f;hb=cf7d7e5a1980d1116ee152d25dac382b112b9c17

Which patches are you referring to here, the hdpvr patches or the IR
stack patches? All of the relevant IR bits are upstream, but not all
have made their way to Linus' tree yet. A number are queued up for
the 2.6.38 merge window, though I do need to send some of those along
as candidates for inclusion in 2.6.37 before it goes final.

The hdpvr bits are another matter, and actually require at least a bit
of a rewrite to cope with the deprecation of some i2c identifier bits
they were using.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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