Loading keymaps via udev is not reliable, please use upstream rule

Bug #1903966 reported by seahawk1986 on 2020-11-12
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
v4l-utils (Debian)
v4l-utils (Ubuntu)
Gregor Jasny

Bug Description

Dear Maintainer,

the udev rule installed from debian/ir-keytable.udev is not guaranteed to be run at the
appropriate moment during bootup which can cause the remote not to be
configured according to the settings in /etc/rc_maps.cfg. This seems to occur more often with newer kernel versions.

Please use the upstream version
(https://git.linuxtv.org/v4l-utils.git/tree/utils/keytable/70-infrared.rules) instead.
This commit message explains the need for this change:

Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
Release: 20.04

ir-keytable version: 1.18.0-2build1 and later

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in v4l-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, the package is coming directly from Debian, could you report the issue to them on

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?repeatmerged=no&src=v4l-utils ?

Changed in v4l-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Gregor Jasny (gjasny) wrote :


Debian maintainer here. I'll take care of the issue during the weekend.


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

@Gregor, thanks!

Gregor Jasny (gjasny) on 2020-11-20
Changed in v4l-utils (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gregor Jasny (gjasny)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in v4l-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package v4l-utils - 1.20.0-2

v4l-utils (1.20.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Use upstream version of ir-keytable udev rule
    (Closes: #966166) (LP: #1903966)
  * Bump standards to version 4.5.1 (no changes needed)

 -- Gregor Jasny <email address hidden> Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:50:43 +0100

Changed in v4l-utils (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in v4l-utils (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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