On 7 April 2011 23:29, Jarod Wilson <jarod@wilsonet.com> wrote:
On Apr 6, 2011, at 4:36 PM, Andrew Bowman wrote:

> I am not excatly sure what "replies on-list, and please don't top-post" means, I am new to mailing list and would like to follow protocol

What James said. :)


> andrew@DVRBOX:~$ lsusb
> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0609:031d SMK Manufacturing, Inc. eHome Infrared Receiver

Okay, so that is indeed an mceusb transceiver, and one that should
be fully supported, good to have that much confirmed.

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> > On 6 April 2011 15:12, Jarod Wilson <jarod@wilsonet.com> wrote:
> > On Apr 6, 2011, at 3:52 AM, Andrew Bowman wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am trying to get LIRC to work with this configuration Mythbuntu 10.10 Myth 0.24 and PVR-150. I am a Linux noob and have tried to follow a couple of threads I seen posted on various forums. I think I have done more harm than good so I apt-get removed /purge LIRC and then re-installed via Synpatic. I don't get anything back when I IRW and I think it is a driver issue.

So this could well be the driver at fault. The Ubuntu 10.10 kernels
shipped with a somewhat early mceusb driver that wasn't perfect, and
has since been fixed upstream, but no updates have been pulled into
the Ubuntu kernels. You have a few choices here... One is to find a
ppa with newer kernels (or use the 11.04 beta kernel maybe). Another
is to build out-of-tree device drivers using the v4l/dvb media_tree.
And yet another is to try a different distro. There are probably a
few other options as well.

--
Jarod Wilson
jarod@wilsonet.com


Thank for your time Jarod, I really appreciate it. I have had a quick google and found the cmds below , it this what you mean about building out of tree drivers, if so are the commands below correct.
git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git v4l-dvb
cd v4l-dvb
git remote add linuxtv git://linuxtv.org/media_tree.git
git remote update
git checkout -b media-master remotes/linuxtv/staging/for_v2.6.40