Infrared Receiver driver needs help -lirc_igorplugusb - LIRC
There are still problems with the IR receiver (embedded Igor Cesko USB device). A compulab person (Denis) reported the problem in the following bug... https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/364699
... but the situation is still not fixed. There are many buffer overruns which cannot be recovered.
The final patch posted by kubuntu-rk on that bug entry does fix the problem however. It makes large enough buffer within the driver to capture more (not all) of the IR remote signals. Is there a way you can push a fix into the Ubuntu kernel? The development of LIRC seems dead, and now Ubuntu keeps the LIRC drivers in the kernel anyway.
P.S. This issue applies to both Mint 9 and Mint 13.