[Solved] IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

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[Solved] IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

Post by heyted » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:57 am

After pressing a key on my IR remote, the key is repeated about 500 times. Is anyone else having this issue?

This is also being discussed on the mailing list: https://lists.archive.carbon60.com/mythtv/users/636833

I filed a bug report here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1926030
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Re: IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

Post by wesnewell » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:40 am

Never ran the 5.8.0 kernel. Suggest you got to this and see if it fixes the problem.
wes@mythfe0:~$ ir-keytable -V
IR keytable control version 1.18.0
wes@mythfe0:~$ uname -a
Linux mythfe0 5.10.0-1023-oem #24-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 15 13:46:37 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
wes@mythfe0:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
Release: 20.04

Or 5.4.0-71 kernel.
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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1901089
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Re: IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

Post by paulh » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:56 am

Yeah my parents box suddenly started to behave oddly with each key press sending 100's of key presses causing the box to momentarily lock up making it unusable.

I just reinstalled the previous working kernel (5.8.0-48-generic) and adjusted grub to use that for now until they sort it out.

You can install any kernel using something like

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sudo apt install linux-image-5.8.0-45-generic
If you want grub to load that kernel automatically one easy way, not necessarily the best way :), is to edit /etc/default/grub

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub
and change the GRUB_DEFAULT to something like:-

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GRUB_DEFAULT="1>2"
The entry numbers start at 0 so that means select the 2nd menu entry 'Advanced Options for Ubuntu' then the 3rd menu entry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 5.8.0-45-generic' in the grub menu.

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Re: IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

Post by heyted » Mon May 10, 2021 11:05 pm

Thanks Wes N and Paul H. To update this, kernel 5.8.0-52.59 appears to have solved this problem.

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Re: [Solved] IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

Post by paulh » Sun May 16, 2021 10:02 am

Just done an upgrade on Ubuntu 20.10 which upgraded the kernel to 5.8.0-53.60 and the problem is still present :(

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Re: [Solved] IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

Post by wesnewell » Sun May 16, 2021 12:17 pm

Check for kernels 5.10.0-xxxx available for your distro. Earlier ones are screwed up, but any after 5.10.0-1023 should be ok. At least this one works fine and they are available for 20.04LTS. Any kernel with a compile date from 09-2020 to 03-2021 has the potential of being screwed up depending on the compilers sources.AFAIK, All later 5.8, all 5.9, and early 5.10 kernels were screwed.
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Re: [Solved] IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

Post by paulh » Mon May 17, 2021 5:03 pm

I just upgraded my FE's to 21.04 and all works fine with the 5.11.0-17 kernel. Another clean upgrade with no problems - well done Ubuntu :D

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Re: [Solved] IR Remote Keys Repeat Many Times Starting with Kernel 5.8.0-49

Post by heyted » Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:25 am

For Ubuntu Groovy (20.10) users affected by this bug, there is a request for someone to test a proposed kernel.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1926030
Ubuntu Kernel Bot wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:00 pm
This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-groovy' to 'verification-done-groovy'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-groovy' to 'verification-failed-groovy'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-groovy
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