I'm am trying to use Selenium to automate a JSF application

It recognises most of the elements but using the Selenium IDE I cannot get selenium to record on the comboBox control. The target keeps coming up with LOCATOR_DETECTION_FAILED.
Is there any work arounds that I can use to get Selenium to recoginse and work with the control?!?
I have attached the HTML for the control if it gives any clues.