[mythtv-users] Fedora 12 to Fedora 14: lirc / mce remote issue

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Wed Dec 15 22:19:13 UTC 2010

On Dec 15, 2010, at 4:16 PM, R. G. Newbury wrote:

> On 12/15/2010 12:00 PM, Michael Rice wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 6:21 PM, Jarod Wilson<jarod at wilsonet.com>  wrote:
>>> On Nov 14, 2010, at 3:54 PM, Michael Rice wrote:
>>>> I did a fresh install of Fedora 14 on one of my front end boxes and
>>>> it went pretty smoothly.
>>>> There is one annoyance with the remote that I didn't have on Fedora 12.
>>>> When I press a key on the remote I have to hold it down (for about a
>>>> second) to get it to register where before a quick press would work fine.
>>>> Anyone know how what would be causing this or how to fix this?
>> Thanks for the advice about the kernel problem.  I waited until a new kernel
>> appeared in the fedora updates repo and updated last night to
>>  The slow response issue seems to be gone
>> but it looks like I have the opposite issue now.  A very quick push of a
>> button most of the time creates two key presses.  It seems to be buffering
>> keys and sending them out on the next push.  For example here is the
>> output of irw when I push Up after I had pushed several Downs:
>> [root at mythfrontend2 ~]# irw
>> 0001006c00000001 00 Down devinput
>> 0001006700000001 00 Up devinput
>> 0001006700000001 01 Up devinput
>> So pushing Up after a Down does an Down/Up combo  :(
>> Any idea how to fix that?  I added repeat = 0 to .lircrc but that
>> doesn't help me.
>> It doesn't seem to be a repeat problem but an extra key problem.
> I have noticed this too, on with Fedora 14
> I have to be very careful to press quickly and lightly on any key, or I get multiples...trying for a 2 minute jump, I get 22 or 222 reported.
> Makes it VERY difficult when some keys are dying and do not want to respond at all!

Please give this kernel build a spin once its completed. It
fixes all the issues I've been able to reproduce locally...


Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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