[mythtv-users] Fedora 11 update broke Myth's lirc

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Mon May 17 04:25:09 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 6:14 PM, DaveD <mythtv at guiplot.com> wrote:
> I just did the updates for my F11 fe/be system and now the remote doesn't
> work in Myth.  irw works as expected, as does Xine, and Gnome fires off
> mythfrontend, but Myth doesn't respond to any key presses.  No errors or
> related messages from mythfrontend's console output.  lirc was updated in
> the updates (to 0.8.6-2), but MythTV was not.  My ~/.lircrc and
> ~/.mythtv/lircrc have not changed.  Anyone else seen this?  Any ideas?

If irw works as expected, I'd wager the problem is that lirc 0.8.6
moved the lirc daemon socket from /dev/lircd to /var/run/lirc/lircd,
and your frontend is still configured to connect to the old location.
There's a config option somewhere in the frontend setup to change the
location. In an ideal world, mythtv wouldn't be connecting directly to
the socket, but instead using the lirc client libs (like xine does),
but there are some legacy reasons behind it...

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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