View Full Version : [all variants] lirc 0.8.3~pre for imon broke with hardy 8.04

April 24th, 2008, 10:01 PM
I have a soundgraph imon with VFD. IT worked very well on 7.04 and 7.10, but I had to build the modules by myself. No I did the upgrade to hardy 8.04 today. At first I was surprised, as the IR worked out of the box. But then later on I noticed, that the computer alway crashes, when I log out. I had a look at the log, and noticed that "lirc" produces errors all the time. By removing "lcdproc" the errors seem to stop, but the VFD does not work.
System: AMD64-bit, hardy 8.04

The log error (apperas once a second or so):

"... /var/lib/dkms/lirc/0.8.3~pre1/build/drivers/lirc_imon/lirc_imon.c: lcd_write: invalid payload size: 32 (expecting 8 )"

After removing lcdproc I get:
"/var/lib/dkms/lirc/0.8.3~pre1/build/drivers/lirc_imon/lirc_imon.c: VFD port closed"

Is this the problem?: http://archives.free.net.ph/message/20071218.201730.401dd0cf.el.html

April 27th, 2008, 03:53 PM

Same problem here, I also have AMD64 + iMON PAD + 8.04. After 7.10 -> 8.04 update Lirc and LCDproc both broke down. Eventually I got Lirc working again, but LCDproc is just generating faults to syslog.

I found following link with google, where same error message is mentioned: http://patches.ubuntu.com/l/lirc/extracted/23_pad2keys.dpatch. Could it be so that pad2keys patch has something to do with this problem, since it is a new LIRC feature in 8.04??

Has anyone been successful getting LIRC + LCDd to work on ubuntu 8.04 with imon IR/VFD and AMD64?

April 27th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Think you are on the right path. So far lirc alone runs here fine. The IR works. But as soon as I activate lcdproc, I get this problem. But the problem seems to be related to lirc (and not a bug of lcdproc). I hope someone can fix this soon.

May 2nd, 2008, 10:14 AM
I made a bug report about this to launchpad:

May 4th, 2008, 09:16 PM
I have an Antec Fusion case with the VFD display and was having this same problem after upgrading. From looking at the patch, it looks like the default now for the lirc_imon module is for LCD displays (not VFD).

I added the following to /etc/modprobe.d/options and it solved my problem:

options lirc_imon islcd=0


May 5th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Perfect! Thank you for the tip that solved the problem!

I am just wondering where this should be documented so that other people would not have to struggle with this.

May 6th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Using the options lirc_imon islcd=0 disables the LCD panel I suppose are there any patch to make the LCD panel work again?

Best Regards

Edit: Think I found the answer to my question by my self, didn´t know that there where Imon Pure LCD...:)

May 7th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Thanks, it worked.
options lirc_imon islcd=0 to
/etc/modprobe.d /options
solved the problem.

This should be automatically recognized for imon VDF at install or at least prompted for.