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FS#37958 - [lirc-utils] included lirc.service does not work for streamzap remote

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by John (graysky) - Saturday, 30 November 2013, 13:05 GMT
Last edited by Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer) - Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 08:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


The package included lirc.service does run without error, but when used with the streamzap remote ( doesn't pass commands to apps such as xbmc. If I start lirc with the attached service file, the remote functions as expected in xbmc. I do not know how general this is, but I have verified it to be true on several different machines using this remote.

I have attached three extra files to allow for someone else to verify this bug:
* 90-streamzap.conf - Required to disable the xinput device created by the kernel. It should be placed in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
* lircd.conf - Preconfigured for this remote. It should be placed in /etc/lirc
* Lircmap.xml - XBMC requires this to translate button pushes on the remote to events. It should be placed in ~/.xbmc/userdata

Additional info:
* package version(s) extra/lirc-utils 1:0.9.0-65

Steps to reproduce:
1) Plug in the remote.
2) Place the attached 3 files where directed and make sure that you restart X to allow the 90-streamzap.conf to be active.
3) Start the package lirc.service.
4) Launch xbmc and try to use the remote.

If you use my-lirc.serivce for step 3, it works as expected.
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Closed by  Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 08:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  0.9.1-1 uses systemd units from upstream.
Comment by John (graysky) - Saturday, 30 November 2013, 15:33 GMT
I can also verify the same behavior when using mplayer so there is no need for xbmc to reproduce.
Comment by Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer) - Thursday, 07 August 2014, 14:39 GMT
0.9.1-1 is going to use the systemd unit files provided by upstream.