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  1. The power source can be the issue, but it is mainly the Raspberry Pi causing the issue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi Originally the on-board USB ports were designed for USB devices using one "unit load" (100 mA) of current. Devices using more than 100 mA were incompatible with the Raspberry Pi, and for them a self-powered USB hub was required. However, due to user feedback, the RPF, at the end of August 2012, decided to remove the USB polyfuses which largely caused this behaviour. However, the maximum current that can be delivered to a USB port on these modified boards is still limited by the capabilities of the power supply used, and the 1.1 A main polyfuse. Also a disadvantage of the current way the modification is done is that its no longer possible to hot-plug USB devices directly into the PI, when hotplugging is necessary it can be done in a hub. Mine should be the modified one, since I bought it this year. I am guessing that Flirc uses less than 1.1A?
  2. Currently using an Apple iPhone charger. Thanks for the answers! Oh, in regards to External USB power: It doesn't matter what USB power source you use with the Raspberry Pi, it's own USB ports still can't power things like the XBox360 pad. Which is why you have to connect an independently powered USB hub which is up to the job if you want to use something like that.
  3. Quick question before I buy. I saw one unreplied post relating to Flirc not responding after a film starts on RaspBMC. Is this the norm, or does Flirc work fine at the start/middle and after a film is watched on RaspBMC? If it is of any help: As an example, I am using a slightly overclocked 512mb Raspberry Pi, v12 Frodo RaspBMC, with GPU memory increased to allow of the playing of 10gig 1080p MKV files with subs. (I am not asking if it will work in this specific example, but in general when playing avi/mkv rather than just using the online steaming elements of RaspBMC) The other question, which I have seen answered in other threads, but will ask just to make sure: Flirc doesn't need external USB power does it? (I have been using a wired XBox 360 pad on it of late and that requires an externally power USB hub.) Thanks!
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