[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#790969: Bug#790969: Same here...

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 03:25:49 UTC 2016

On 26/06/16 17:01, Andreas Heinlein wrote:
> I came acrosss this bug since it describes exactly my problem - except
> that I can rule out any hardware fault.
> My setup is working fine under Ubuntu 12.04 with Kernel 3.13 and LIRC
> 0.9.0. I installed Debian 8.5 on the same machine on another partition,
> using the same lircd.conf and getting exactly the problems that are
> describe above. I am using kernel 4.6 from jessie-backports.
> I too have a One4All remote, namely URC-6440.
> I would be glad to help solve this problem, as it is a real show-stopper.
So, it's not about the hardware. The culprit is then most likely the 
kernel, there are changes made  in the IR subsystem.

Unfortunately, the 0.9.0 version is really old. The current version is 
0.9.4, but this is not officially yet packaged for Debian. If you want 
to help tracking down this the first step would be to update to 0.9.4 so 
we have some fresh code to start with. The upstream release [1] contains 
a debian source package which hopefully can be used to update.

However, be aware the 0.9.4 is quite a different beast than 0.9.0. In 
particular, the configuration has changed. Please read the 
debian/README.Debian file as a starter after unpacking the tarball as 
described in README.md.

If you can reproduce the bug on 0.9.4 we have a reasonable start to 
track this down. If we are lucky, the update might even solve the 
problem. Don't hold your breath, though.




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