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  1. wayneg

    Using Flirc with Amazon fireTV

    You did set "debugging" to "Off" in the FireTV, right? Pretty sure the FTV's USB port won't work with it set to "On."
  2. A good first step would be to tell us what operating system you're on and what bootdr means.
  3. Not sure what key Flirc assigns for back n the profile you chose (I'm assuming Kodi), but just program that key using the keyboard interface and assign it to the "backspace" key.
  4. wayneg

    Newb question

    Quote: "I have a Amazon Fire tv cheap version....How do I set up Flirc to work with the time warner remote and the Soundbar and the fire stick or the rca remote to work with the fire stick ?" So do you have a FireTV 1st generation box or a FireTV stick? If the FireTV box, then after you program the Flirc you'll plug it into the USB on the back. if the stick, I don't think you'll be able to make it work from what I've read. Note that the Flirc "translates" commands from your remote to keyboard presses (which presses are determined by the programming you do), so the Flirc won't control your Soundbar, regardless of which remote you use (unless I'm way off base and your unnamed soundbar actually is controlled by a USB keyboard).. Quote "The rca remote is getting annoying...Each time I press the appropriate device it turns it off" That's just not normal behavior. I'd reset it and start from scratch. Regardless of which remote you settle on, they should all have a volume punch through feature you should utilize.
  5. wayneg

    USB Remotes

    K400r is NOT infrared and so won't work with Flirc, you'll have to plug the dongle that came with it into your device.
  6. I'd use Kodi. Sorry, just noticed how old the original post was. Schriebman, can you tell us what you ended up using and how it worked out for you?
  7. wayneg

    RP3 - Source for thermal pad? Where?

    I'd go with the paste as it will completely fill the gap without having to worry about thickness. It's what I always used between processor and heatsink when building PCs.
  8. That's the button I was referring to in my post (not sure why my pic isn't showing up now). Are you saying that after setting up the Harmony 300 with the Logitech software (I'm assuming you chose the Flirc profile) that there isn't a button on the remote for "Home"? If that's the case (sorry, I have a 650 so can't see what buttons/functions Logitech assigns), then you'll have to go into the harmony software and manually assign or learn a command from another remote (so that the Harmony sends a unique IR signal when you press the yellow button), and then in the Flirc interface assign the newly learned yellow button to the Kodi home key in the picture above. I hope that helps.
  9. regarding your double-click issue, I feel your pain. I have two Flirc/FireTV systems, one using a Logitech 550 and a second using a 650. The 550 has always worked flawlessly with the Flirc since day one. The 650 has always suffered from double/multiple clicks when sending a command to the Flirc, but never a problem when sending commands to TV, DVR, BluRay, receiver, etc. I've tried the full range of delays in the Harmony software--no improvement. I've tried the Flirc's inter-key delays (0-7), ditto--I can make the problem worse, but never better. I've swapped the Flircs between the two remotes(obviously reprogramming them), no change--the 550 works great, the 650 suffers from multiple clicks. For whatever reason my Harmony 650 just doesn't play well with the Flirc. I feel like it's my particular 650, otherwise the forum would be swamped with similar complaints. That being said, about 2 weeks ago I noticed some posts referencing a new firmware version. I re-downloaded the Flirc software and forced a firmware upgrade on my 650. After reprogramming and setting inter-key delay to 5, I'd say my incidence of double clicks has dropped by 75%. Still not perfect (I should probably be playing around with my inter-key delay instead of writing this), but much, much better. Maybe worth a try? Good luck!
  10. Home button: Not sure I understand what you're asking. Are you referring to this? As for "There is also no buttons for language list for media," while "L" will toggle through subtitle languages and you can toggle through audio tracks using keyboard.xml, I'm not aware of any way to get Kodi to show you an actual listing of the subtitles/audio tracks.
  11. Unless I'm really off base here, there's no one-button Kodi control that will shut down your PC. Therefore in order for the Harmony (or any remote, keyboard, etc) to shut off the PC, it needs to send the actual "PC shutdown" command. And that most likely means a command that's NOT in the default Kodi or Flirc profiles. If you didn't have the Harmony, is there another remote control that came with the PC that could shut it off? If so, that's the button you need to teach to the Harmony for power off. if not a remote, is there a keyboard command that would shut off the PC? I'm confused by your last reference to the two different profiles on your Harmony. Do you mean activities or devices? if i assume you have an activity called "Watch Kodi" on your Harmony, you probably have at least two devices set up under that activity: one was Flirc/Kodi to control Kodi, but what other device did you install to control the PC? if you go into your Harmony's set up and you look at the button pairings for "Watch Kodi," what device is it using for power off?
  12. Just a quick disclaimer, I've never used Open Elec, but I am using Kodi on a Win7 PC with a Harmony 650. I thought the only way to shut down a PC via the Kodi interface was to call up the shutdown menu and then choose the second option. While a keyboard "s" calls up the menu, I'm not aware of a keyboard combo that directly selects "power off system." Therefore, if the Harmony remote is able to shutdown your system via the help button, then it must know the PC's keyboard shutdown command but just isn't using it appropriately. I think you need to go into the Harmony software and make some changes so that pressing the "off" button sends the PC's shutdown keystroke and not Kodi's. Instructions either here: https://support.myharmony.com/en-us/changing-when-a-device-powers-on-or-off or http://support.logitech.com/en_us/article/12732 Let me know if that solves it.
  13. Hi Andybtsn: 1) What remote are you using? 2) What button on your remote are you pushing when--from Flirc's Kodi interface--you choose the shutdown button? 3) If you were to connect a keyboard to your PC, what key would shut it down the way you want it to?
  14. wayneg

    Can't bind keyboard keys "+ -"

    Yawor, dude you are a saint. I don't know how you have the patience to put up with some of these people.
  15. wayneg

    Flirc and Amazon Fire

    Pairing application? What and where is the pairing application? Thanks.
  16. wayneg

    Harmony 525+Flirc+Kodi+Ubuntu 15.10

    I'd try mapping play to "P" and pause to "spacebar" using the full keyboard interface if you haven't already.
  17. Hmmm, OK, so I either lied or something changed--Kodi started acting buggy after updating to 15.2 so last week I wiped everything and pushed firmware 51.16.3_516012020 (rooted 1st gen FTV box).. Clean install of Firestarter 3.2.1 and Kodi 15.2. Now when in Kodi if i hit the Home button once, I get the FTV shortcut screen with the time and below that the options of Sleep, Mirroring, & Settings. Not what I recall every happening before. I do NOT have the clear cache option checked. However, if I hit the esc key, it does take me to the home screen. Backspace and the FTV return key just move me back up one level/click. Maybe double check with a keyboard, just to be sure? I was having all kinds of problems with the "L" I had assigned to my remote, the keyboard check showed me I had inadvertently assigned an "H". D'oh!
  18. Two questions: 1) The assigning of all the other buttons has gone as expected? 2) To erase the buttons in question, you're first clicking "erase" on the Flirc GUI, then pressing the remote's "up" button and Flirc GUI says "erased!" and then you are doing the same thing with the "OK" button? I only ask because when I first got mine I kept trying to erase by clicking the corresponding key on the Flirc GUI and not the remote.
  19. I have Firestarter installed on my FireTV and I've set it to go to Kodi when the Amazon "home" button is pressed once (and to FTV's actual home screen when double pressed). I used this work around because I don't know of a keyboard control to go straight to main Kodi page. If anyone knows how to do this with a keyboard (other than multiple hits on the esc or backslash keys ;-) then you could assign off the full keyboard interface and eliminate Firestarter.
  20. Hi Speedy: I've not had that problem since the Kodi interface wasn't an option when I set mine up, but I'd suggest just assigning those functions using the full keyboard : backslash for FS/windowed and S for shutdown menu. You'll have to erase those buttons first-- click the erase button on the flirc interface then push the button on the remote you wish to erase then record anew. I hope that helps.
  21. wayneg

    Flirc, Harmony, Kodi and Suspend

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+ssh%3F and to atone for that http://kodi.wiki/view/Settings/Services
  22. Assuming you don't actually have a Panasonic TV, then, yes, that will work. in your case (replacing the K400), you just want to pick a device to mimic that you don't actually own (so key presses don't correspond to another device in your system). Based on your toolbar comment, I'm assuming you are able to do everything you want without using the K400's track pad. If that's NOT the case, you should look into mimicking a remote that has a mouse function--I don't know of one offhand, maybe someone smarter than me can chime in.
  23. Just my $0.02 worth as the owner of a few Harmony remotes over the past 10 years or so--their value comes almost exclusively from their ability to be programmed to control "Activities" by the end user. For example, I push the button for "Watch BluRay" and every device needed to watch a Bluray is turned on and set to proper input (e.g., Bluray player, TV, Receiver, room lighting, etc), and then every programmed button works the corresponding device (volume controls TV or AVR, channel the BR player, etc) so in that sense it is much more than just a programmable universal remote with volume punch through that declutters your coffee table. the interface is pretty simple, so once programmed, it makes a complicated AV system easy enough for the babysitter or wife to use. And there's an interactive help button so that if something isn't working correctly it will almost always resolve the problem, even for the less technologically inclined. Buying a more expensive model increases the number of devices that can be controlled, plus adds Bluetooth , RF and, for Fanboys, it lets you use your phone or tablet as a remote so your smartphone won't feel ignored. if you've already got a lower-priced Harmony (say the 6560) and just need to control an HTPC/FireTV/etc, that doesn't have an IR remote, (and have room to add another device or know how to get around the limitation), then I agree, adding the Flirc rather than upgrading to a harmony Ultimate makes more sense to me too. That being said, there's a lot to dislike about the Harmonys, and I'm definitely going to take a look at the JP1 forums yawor mentioned.
  24. wayneg

    Harmony 350 + Flirc Profile

    Francisco: Creo que el problema no es con el Flirc. Los remotos Harmony no mandan un señal para arrancar/apagar un dispositivo. Cuando oprimas cualquier de los cuatro botones de actividades, el Harmony arranca los dispositivos necesario para dicho actividad. Cuando oprimas el boton de "power", manda otro serie de señales para apagar los dispositivos que pertenecen a la actividad que eligiste. Si quieres controlar Espero que esta explanacion sea util.
  25. Kudos to your retailer! Let us know how the replacement unit works for you.