imon driver might be cock blocking. I would try to blacklist the lirc_imon mondule, and see what happens.

howto blacklist a driver in ubuntu.

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-lirc_imon.conf

blacklist lirc_imon

Make sure its unloaded
lsmod|grep imon
if its still there

sudo rmmod lirc_imon

sudo update-initramfs -u 

then reboot
You may or may not lose your mouse (but you can undo it later.)

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 15:02, Vinicius Carvalho <> wrote:
Hello James. XBMC is installed on my HD. And I did as you said and the config did not change. BTW It's attached bellow.

Tracking /var/log/messages, the last line after boot, I think I may suspect what's going on, I just simply don't know how to fix :)

I have an imon_lcd case, the LCD is "kaput" anyway, can't get it working, do not care as well :). But I'm using the Phillips remote, I really tried to get the imon_lcd + remote work, but the remote was so bad (the only good thing was the mouse) that I decided to drop for a Phillips. Looking at the log, it seems that xbmc boots using lirc_imon module, but running reconfigure it configures for the right hardware.

How can I change this for good?


Mar 16 17:52:55 XBMCLive kernel: [   22.734157] lirc_imon: IR port opened
Mar 16 17:57:52 XBMCLive kernel: [  320.173065] usbcore: deregistering interface driver lirc_imon
Mar 16 17:57:52 XBMCLive kernel: [  320.174056] imon usb_rx_callback_intf0: status(-108): ignored
Mar 16 17:57:52 XBMCLive kernel: [  320.204218] lirc_imon: Deregistered iMON driver (minor:0)
Mar 16 17:57:52 XBMCLive kernel: [  320.204224] imon_disconnect: iMON device (intf0) disconnected
Mar 16 17:57:52 XBMCLive kernel: [  320.204242] lirc_imon: module removed. Goodbye!
Mar 16 17:57:52 XBMCLive kernel: [  320.212364] usbcore: deregistering interface driver lirc_mceusb
Mar 16 17:57:54 XBMCLive kernel: [  322.552354] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 61
Mar 16 17:57:54 XBMCLive kernel: [  322.555378] lirc_mceusb: Windows Media Center Edition USB IR Transceiver driver for LIRC 1.90
Mar 16 17:57:54 XBMCLive kernel: [  322.555386] lirc_mceusb: Daniel Melander <>, Martin Blatter <>, Dan Conti <>
Mar 16 17:57:54 XBMCLive kernel: [  322.555449] usbcore: registered new interface driver lirc_mceusb

# /etc/lirc/hardware.conf
#Chosen Remote Control
REMOTE="Windows Media Center Transceivers/Remotes (all)"
REMOTE_MODULES="lirc_dev lirc_mceusb"

#Chosen IR Transmitter

#Enable lircd

#Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file

#Try to load appropriate kernel modules

# Default configuration files for your hardware if any

#Forcing noninteractive reconfiguration
#If lirc is to be reconfigured by an external application
#that doesn't have a debconf frontend available, the noninteractive
#frontend can be invoked and set to parse REMOTE and TRANSMITTER
#It will then populate all other variables without any user input
#If you would like to configure lirc via standard methods, be sure
#to leave this set to "false"

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 6:43 PM, james . <> wrote:
Is XBMC live installed to you HDD or are you running it off a USB or CD?

look at less /etc/lirc/hardware.conf then reboot and look at your /etc/lirc/hardware.conf again. if it changed then your XBMC-Live install is messed up.

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 05:19, Vinicius Carvalho <> wrote:
Hello there! I'm having issues for a long time with my Philips SRM 5100 and my XBMC live. The problem is that every time I boot the machine, lirc does not recognize my device. I need to run sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc and select MCERemote again. This is really kind annoying. Since the script is TCL/TK based I don't know how to automate this using init.d scripts.

Also, it seems that I loose my configuration for custom keys every time.

Is it possible to fix this? I mean, is it possible to automate what the dpkg-reconfigure lirc script does?


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