[linux-dvb] Re: Bug in remote driver to AverMedia DVB-T USB 2.0

Göran Källqvist g.kallqvist at telia.com
Thu Oct 6 21:10:00 CEST 2005

I read about the bug in the driver to AverMedia DVB-T USB. I'm experiencing a 
problem with this driver (the version was downloaded in the end of August, 
I'm not certain if the mentioned bug should be fixed there). Anyway, I'v 
managed to get the remote working with lirc (when I realized that the 
AverMedia remote attached to /dev/input/event and not /dev/lirc). I was able 
to get the right remote codes when running irw, etc. BUT when I booted the 
computer next time the system gave the AverMedia USB-box another event slot 
(it was /dev/input/event3 when I tested it, and that was the value I wrote 
in /etc/lirc/hardware.conf). Now, however it had got slot event4. The result 
was that the dvb-usb kept writing "dvb-usb: error while querying for an 
remote control event." several times per second, both in the terminal and to 
syslog and daemon.log. End result: the hard drive was written until it was 
full and the system crashed :-(. I had to remove the USB TV-box and remove 
the files, and remove the call at boot time to lirc.
So, my question(s): is it possible to stop the driver polling for the remote 
after a certain time to avoid this? Or, is it possible to force the kernel 
(or whatever) to give the USB-box a certain event slot?
Have anyone heard of this phenomenon earlier?
Greeting Göran Källqvist, Sweden
BTW: I'm running Knoppmyth, latest version. Compiled a new kernel (2.6.13) to 
be able to use the DVB-T USB 2.0.

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