I just finished my new to me media center build. The ultimate problem is that over time my Harmony remote no longer controls Kodi.
Windows 8.1 (dual monitor - display and TV)
Flirc driver 126.96.36.199
Kodi 14.2 Helix stable
My computer and display is in the basement, TV is "second display" upstairs with IR extender. The IR emitter is electrical taped to the back of the flirc. When I start Kodi, flirc and the harmony remote work great. When I hit the "power off" button, TV, HDMI switcher, and stereo turn off, my computer stays on. When I power everything back on perhaps the next day, hardware comes on but the harmony remote does not respond to any button push in Kodi. I have an app on my phone that controls Kodi even when the harmony remote does not. I can restart the Kodi program and the remote works again right away. I was running under the suspicion that it was a USB2 vs a USB3 issue where I had the flirc plugged in, but that does not seem to be the case.
Since the app can still operate Kodi, I don't think it is sleeping. I am not sure if Windows is dropping the USB signal but it shouldn't since it doesn't drop my mouse or keyboard. To me, Flirc is kind of the glue holding it all together so I came here looking for help. Of all the places I figure this is where people might have the most similar set up as I do. Does anyone have any advice?