After installing a fresh Gutsy (7.10) box, I found that I had no end of problems getting the IR blaster on my PVR-150 to work – despite the fantastic instructions and work by Mark from BlushingPenguin.com. A number of problems presented themselves – including “hardware does not support sending” errors and a hard lock when I changed /etc/lirc/hardware.conf to have MODULES=”lirc_pvr150″ only, which you should have.
Finally, I stumbled across these instructions from UbuntuForums.org:
Add this deb line into Applications->System->Software Sources->Third Party Sources (or to your /etc/apt/sources.list).
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/superm1/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
Update your package lists and a new linux-ubuntu-modules should be available.
Now it looks like I’m up and running! Maybe…