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  1. lumpynose


    The other thing you could add to the setup instructions for people like me with OSMC, OpenELEC, or other minimal linux systems is give them some hints about using ssh and sftp to get the config file on their raspberry.  I wonder how non computer geeks figure out how to do any of this stuff.  I happen to know because before I retired I was a unix sysadmin, but it's amazing how much I've forgotten.

  2. lumpynose


    I'm setting up a Kodi/xmbc box, using a raspberry pi3.  I installed OSMC on the pi.  I "installed" flirc by copying the supplied config file into where it said in /etc.  The flirc seems to do the minimum stuff with kodi; the up, down, left, right, enter, and exit buttons work.

    OSMC uses a stripped down minimal flavor of linux so I'm guessing it doesn't have x windows.  The user guide, "How to set up Flirc", confused me since I don't have any way to run the setup program on my pi.

    But it finally occurred to me that perhaps I can program the flirc by plugging it into my windows box and run the flirc setup program there and that all of the programming of the flirc is stored on the flirc?

    Is that true?

    In any event the web site and instructions are lacking. If it's true that I can use my windows box to program it they ought to explain this part and how you can use another computer to do the programming.

  3. shmn


    Agree with BLite.

    I came here trying to find out why the advanced menus are greyed out and it took finding this post in a forum.

    I think the best option is to have the software display a message or change the "Advanced Menu" based on the model/firmware of FLIRC installed.  Currently, it's unclear as to why things are greyed out.  And the FAQ regarding firmware updates still shows using the "Advanced Menu".

    Overall, documentation for this device is poor.  It takes a lot of hunting and reading through forum posts to get a clear understanding of how to set this up for various situations.

    I think it's a great device but we need better documentation.

  4. Rotag


    Hey Rotag, did the firmware update? The text is in the lower left corner of the screen. Let me know what version you see.

    Hi Jason

    It says mware 4.0.  What should it be?  If it isn't right, how can I get it to update?

    thanks!

  5. Pakled


    Has anyone successfully setup a DirecTV RC73 remote to work with Flirc and Kodi on a HTPC? I just got this new remote today and while I can use my Old DirecTV remote if needed I was curious to see if anyone had gotten this new remote to work.

     

    Thanks in advance for any help,

    Pakled

  6. jason


    Hey Jason. Did you ever get the new popup menu (press / hold home button for sleep, apps, settings) to work with flirt and harmony (650) on Amazon fire TV?

    waiting back to hear from amazon.

  7. drizzt09


    Hey Jason. Did you ever get the new popup menu (press / hold home button for sleep, apps, settings) to work with flirc and harmony (650) on Amazon fire TV?

  8. jason


    I recently bought a flirc v2 to use with my Amazon fire TV and Harmony remote.  The setup went fine and everything worked until the fire TV went to sleep.  After that the flirc would not receive signals from the remote.  The fire TV remote still worked fine.  After a minute or two it seemed like the flirc woke back up and would start working again.  How do I resolve this resume from sleep issue?

    I downloaded the latest version of the GUI on 2/25 and connected my flirc so I believe I have the latest firmware.  What can I do? 

    Hey Rotag, did the firmware update? The text is in the lower left corner of the screen. Let me know what version you see.

  9. revs


    Apologies for not updating the thread earlier - I have been away.

    I have updated to .15 and the PC will wake a few times, but after a while it stops. I can still wake up using my Logitech keyboard (the type with a RF USB dongle).

    PC runs Win 10 x64. Hibernate disabled. All drivers up to date, and I have checked BIOS to make sure theres nothing sleep related enabled.

  10. travisc


    Thanks for the efforts guys... I use an ASUS Chromebox with OPENELEC over WiFi attached to an HDMI switch (that switches inputs when the device is powered on or put to sleep)... and the ability to wake the device is the reason I bought the flirc... 

    Hopefully what you guys figure out will work for my setup as well.

  11. ixian


    I still can't figure out how to program keys like Play, Pause, Stop, Rew, Fwd, etc for apps like PS Vue, Plex and all others. What am I missing here?

    Do those apps support keyboard shortcuts? I think Plex does (at least it does on other platforms). Check their forums for a list of keyboard shortcut keys. Then it's just a matter of following the standard FLIRC process to map buttons on your remote to those keys. See my earlier post in this thread for more guidance on that.

    I don't know if the Vue app supports keyboard shortcuts. I know Netflix and HBO Go, etc. don't. For those the standard Shield remote keys are all you can use (and need, really, since the apps are designed that way). 

  12. Rotag


    I recently bought a flirc v2 to use with my Amazon fire TV and Harmony remote.  The setup went fine and everything worked until the fire TV went to sleep.  After that the flirc would not receive signals from the remote.  The fire TV remote still worked fine.  After a minute or two it seemed like the flirc woke back up and would start working again.  How do I resolve this resume from sleep issue?

    I downloaded the latest version of the GUI on 2/25 and connected my flirc so I believe I have the latest firmware.  What can I do? 

  13. Kevin Cowans


    Hello Jason

    I just ran the Flirc Util command again and I got something new, I have enclosed the results below:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Flirc>flirc_util.exe device_log
    <1>malloc_addblock(49): Heap Block: 0x20001FAC - 0x20002FFF (4k)
    <3>init_modules(419): Module Load Error: &module = 0x0000EA80
    <3>log_output_init(42): no log hw found
    <3>init_modules(419): Module Load Error: &module = 0x0000EB10
    <3>ir_finished(55): too many edges
    <3>ir_finished(55): too many edge

    The last two lines have never occured before.

    Thanks

    Kevin

  14. jason


    It is not clear for me. Is it flirc hardware issue or firmware issue? In other words, is my flirc device too old for new firmware?

    The new device is more capable and faster. Able to recognize tighter timing requirements of some of the RC6. PM me, and I'll send you a new one.

  15. yawor


    OK, thanks. It's a remote for Philips DVD player models DVP3962 DVP3980 DVP3982. I've programmed my universal remote for one of those players.

    Protocol being used is RC6, so I was right about that. The carrier frequency is standard for RC6 (36 kHz) so it in range for Flirc.

    RC6 is similar to RC5, so it has a toggle bit which is alternating between key presses. But the bit encoding is reversed compared to RC5.

    I've tested with old Flirc (fw 3.8.0) and the behaviour is exactly like described by @Segfault. I've been able to record all 4 directional keys (with some errors that the key is already recorded) but after that some keys are alternating between different recorded functions. For example, in my case, pressing left dir key on remote once executes cursor left, but another press on left dir key executes cursor right.

    On new Flirc (fw 4.0.0.10 and 4.0.0.15) the keys are properly recognised. There were no issues at all with recording all 4 direction keys (each key recorded twice because of toggle bit in RC6). Normal operation was ok: I've been able to properly navigate in the foreground app using direction keys. No issues like with v1, that the key is recognised as something else.

    Jason, if you have a Harmony, you should be able to add one of the DVD models I've mentioned at the beginning.