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  1. Here is how i got my Harmony Smart Control and Flirc to suspend and wake up my HTPC Linux Mint box.


    Note: make sure you are connecting your Flirc to a consistently powered USB even if the PC is powered off, to choose one; power off your pc and connect your mobile on the desired USB port and make sure your mobile is charging with the box turned off.


    1- Download Flirc latest Linux GUI from here (i used the zipped x64 version).

    2- Add the file 51-flirc.rules to /etc/udev/rules.d/ (download the file from here), this udev rule insures that the GUI can connect to Flirc without root permissions.

    3- Unplug then Plug your Flirc or restart your box for changes to take effect.

    4- extract the GUI tools and run the file named Flirc(might need permissions update), you should now see the GUI and the title bar should says connected.

    5- Upgrade your Flirc settings and flash it to the latest FW version using the GUI tools, from File -> Advanced, do the following:

    • enable sleep detection.
    • enable noise canceler.
    • enable built-in profiles
    • click on force FW upgrade.

    6- by now, you should have no problems running XBMC with flirc and Harmony or any other remote.

    7- locate two free buttons on your remote that will be used to wake and suspend your box.

    8- follow the steps from 2 to 6 mentioned in this great post (Flirc will apear as 'Clay Logic').

    9- Unplug then Plug your Flirc or restart your box for changes to take effect.

    10- Re-lunch you GUI tool and switch to the Full keyboard view.

    11- Record the wake on the remote on the Flirc virtual keyboard.

    12- Record the suspend button on a combination of your choice (that does not conflict with XBMC's default map!), i used Ctrl+Del.

    13- create the file ~/.xbmc/userdata/keymaps/suspend.xml with the following content (change the mapping to your preference in step 12)

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                            <delete mod="ctrl">XBMC.Suspend()</delete>
    14-restart XBMC.
    15- if everything went fine, you should now be able to suspend/wake your XBMC box.
    16- you can expand the functionality to Gnome by adding the same shortcut to as a keyboard shortcuts to call 'sudo pm-suspend' (need to switch to sudo with no password)
    17- using Harmony software i added my wake and sleep buttons to be executed when powering on/off activities or switching between them.
    Hope this helps, let me know if you need more details!
    Happy Flircing!
  2. Thanks DEADPOOL for your reply:


    1- actually i didn't program any button to make it work, i just installed the ready made XBMC profile for the Flirc dongle.

    2- yes, i have tried pressing any button, no luck.


    i wanted to add that i made sure that Flirc is inserted to a constantly powered USB port.


    i still have no luck!

  3. Hi Everyone,


    i can't seem to get Sleep/Wake feature to run on my HTPC using Flirc and Harmony Smart Control, i have XBMC installed on Linux Mint 16.


    here is the steps i followed:


    1- i have updated Flirc's firmware to 2.3 which is the latest version.

    2- added the Flirc XBMC profile on the Harmony Smart Control.

    3- started my HTPC and XBMC would boot automatically.

    4- nice surprise!!! everything is working like a dream, now press the "off" button on the harmony...nothing happened (except other devices went off) the HTPC is still up.

    5- used the harmony remote to let XBMC go to sleep (using menus), the HTPC slept with no problems.

    6- pressed the power button on the Flirc Harmony profile (using the mobile app) the HTPC won't wake from sleep.

    7- using a physical keyboard, i could get the HTPC to wake up with any key press.


    now, am i missing something?



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