If you’re experiencing delays navigating mythtv menus, check this out. http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/5893 This fix will likely be helpful to me. I plan to roll this into my 0.21.svn20080706 at home as soon as I get time.
I’ve not taken the time to find out which package needs fixage, but modifying /etc/lirc/hardware.conf so that DEVICE=”/dev/lirc0″ fixed the lirc startup problems where it wasn’t finding the (correct) device. I tried mplayer with aalib1 built in last night. Somewhat less than really useful, but cool.