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    Ok @jason, I think I figured out what is causing this... I decided to take advantage of my 5 FLIRCs and several computers to swap around different FLIRCs on different computers. It looks like it's an incompatibility between an (older?) BIOS and the newer FLIRC firmwares. The problematic FLIRC actually works fine IN ALL MY OTHER COMPUTERS. I even have another computer that happily uses the newer firmware! (most recently acquired FLIRC) This is what I found: The older firmware FLIRCs (I have 3 out of 5) show this in the dmesg logs (this is from an ACER laptop that accepts the new FLIRC firmware): [ 2.684173] usb 3-1: Product: flirc [ 2.684179] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: flirc.tv [ 3.175146] hid-generic 0003:20A0:0006.0001: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Device [flirc.tv flirc] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1/input0 [ 3.178524] input: flirc.tv flirc Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.1/0003:20A0:0006.0002/input/input9 [ 3.240745] input: flirc.tv flirc Consumer Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.1/0003:20A0:0006.0002/input/input10 [ 3.241127] input: flirc.tv flirc System Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.1/0003:20A0:0006.0002/input/input11 [ 3.241493] hid-generic 0003:20A0:0006.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.01 Keyboard [flirc.tv flirc] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1/input1 The 2 newer FLIRCs show this: [ 2.657673] usb 3-1: Product: flirc [ 2.657678] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: flirc.tv [ 3.175787] hid-generic 0003:20A0:0006.0001: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Device [flirc.tv flirc] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1/input0 [ 3.181080] input: flirc.tv flirc Keyboard as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.1/0003:20A0:0006.0002/input/input9 [ 3.240721] input: flirc.tv flirc Consumer Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.1/0003:20A0:0006.0002/input/input10 [ 3.241115] input: flirc.tv flirc System Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.1/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.1/0003:20A0:0006.0002/input/input11 [ 3.241510] hid-generic 0003:20A0:0006.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.01 Keyboard [flirc.tv flirc] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1/input1 [ 3.243629] hid-generic 0003:20A0:0006.0003: hiddev1,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Device [flirc.tv flirc] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1/input2 Notice that extra last line? (hiddev1,hidraw2.../input2) all my other computers are happy with that extra device but not that particular one. Other computers have varying dmesg output concerning the recognized device, based on the various BIOSes but this last line is the consistent difference between the new firmware and the older one. Incidentally, the computer with the problem, using an older firmware FLIRC shows this at boot-up: [ 2.910197] usb 2-6: Product: flirc [ 2.910202] usb 2-6: Manufacturer: flirc.tv [ 3.004565] hid-generic 0003:20A0:0006.0001: hiddev0,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Device [flirc.tv flirc] on usb-0000:00:04.0-6/input0 [ 3.005672] input: flirc.tv flirc as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/usb2/2-6/2-6:1.1/0003:20A0:0006.0002/input/input5 [ 3.064504] hid-generic 0003:20A0:0006.0002: input,hidraw1: USB HID v1.01 Keyboard [flirc.tv flirc] on usb-0000:00:04.0-6/input1 Notice it doesn't identify the "Keyboard", "Consumer Control" nor the "System Control" devices? but it does recognize input,hidraw1 as "USB HID v1.01 Keyboard". Ok, I hope this helps because I think I'm at the end of what I can contribute here ;-) I guess if no solution is found, I can always swap out an older FLIRC and never upgrade the firmware until this issue is resolved..? Thanks, Daniel P.S. Is it just me but each time I want to log in to this forum, my password isn't recognized and I have to go through the "Forgot password" mechanism. I can then just re-enter the same password again and I am good to go until I log out!?
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