[mythtv-users] MCE/HID remote stopped working with LIRCD after Ubuntu 16.04 -> 18.04 upgrade

Jon Boehm jon.s.boehm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 00:27:14 UTC 2018


On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 3:31 PM Jay Summet <summetj at gatech.edu> wrote:

> I had my RF/USB Media Center Edition compatible remote (from Keyspan)
> working with LIRCD on my MythTV box, using irexec I was able to execute a
> script to turn the monitor on/off with the power button, etc...
> When I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, the remote stopped controlling MythTv.
> I read through this page:
> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/HID_Remotes
> and I was able to use ir-keytable and evtest to set the keymap to rc6_mce
> and I was able to use the robot to control MythTV but still need to remap
> several keys (and I'm not sure how I'll trigger my external power script).
> However, when I rebooted, it stopped working, and I found out that I had
> to stop the lircd service before the ir-keytable / HID/keymap would work.
> I have the .lirc config files all set up in the mythtv user's home
> directory, and ideally I'd just like to keep using lircd instead of having
> to reconfigure the keymaps in the kernel.
> Has anybody else ran into this and have any quick pointers on things to
> try to just restore the lircd operation with the new kernel that also
> supports the MCE remotes?
> Thanks,
> Jay
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