LIRC issues after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

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LIRC issues after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

Post by mythfreak » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:55 pm

I noticed that lirc is quirky after upgrading from 14.04 to 18.04. For one, it couldn't find the streamzap configs....etc.
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I guess my question is are people moving to ir-keytable instead of lirc? I didn't spend a lot of time dealing with it, but "OK" doesn't work. Up and down does but I can't select anything.

I tried a dpkg-reconfigure with no success. I used to use a control panel or something to add the streamzap in the lirc tab. I forget the name of it. Is there something to get the streamzap configs?

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Re: LIRC issues after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

Post by wesnewell » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:48 pm

After ~16 years using lirc I switched to ir-keytable a year or two ago and don't regret it.
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Re: LIRC issues after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

Post by mythfreak » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:56 pm

I believe that I will do the same!

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Re: LIRC issues after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

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Re: LIRC issues after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

Post by mythfreak » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:25 pm

That was helpful sort of. I was able to get lirc 9 installed and it recognized the dpkg-reconfigure lirc and created the streamzap remote config, but Mythtv doesn't like it. IRW works. Its a hack either way.

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Re: LIRC issues after upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04.

Post by mythfreak » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:32 pm

OK ... lirc works. I knew the daemon was happy since irw returned everything properly. I restarted mythfrontend and it works! I never thought I could be so happy just to see the OK button work again. Sigh.

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