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mine's used with a harmony ultimate. flirc 1.3.6 with firmare 3.6.

i am not sure if the problem was in before, but lately, i've had scripts that did automatic configuration changes to the flirc. it didn't seem to like that too much, and at some point the driver/firmware got corrupted. i reinstalled the driver and firmware and mostly things seem to work now.

one thing that still seem screwed up is the modifier keys. ctrl, alt, and shift mostly seem to be getting stuck and keep being sent although i can see on the harmony hub that nothing is being sent IR-wise.

so if i have a combination of shift-alt-F7, then mostly, after i use it, the shift-alt are still being pressed, and if i hit F9, it'll actually do shift-alt-F9. this is pretty bad, as if i have only alt as a modifier, then things really go crazy since alt does shortcuts with many things.

i had to remove all modifiers from everything in order to get things not to go haywire.

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I know I had a bug, please try the latest firmware image.

Also, make sure sequence modifiers is not enabled.

Thanks Itay.

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I have 3 Flircs that I have been using for well over a year with Harmony 650s and MythTV (MythBuntu 14.04.3). I recently went to modify a button on one unit and was instructed to upgrade the firmware (which of course wiped out all my programming). After the upgrade I restored my configuration file and nothing worked. I had to manually all of the buttons on that unit. Ever since the "upgrade" it has been sending unusual commands to MythTV. Most of the problem keys are compound (Ctrl+Alt+XX) keystrokes but a couple are simple (like a D).

I found mention of a firmware 3.7 and tried to follow that link but it would not redirect. I also found that the latest version (from https://www.flirc.tv/downloads) is supposed to be 1.4.0 but when I try to upgrade to it (apt-get-update and apt-get install flirc) I get the message that I already have the latest firmware. my sources.list does have the correct repo for flirc in it.

I've concluded that 3.6 is a waste. Is there something newer that fixes the problem with the double/random/endless keys being sent by Flirc? If so, how do I find it? If not, how do I revert to a version that works?

mike

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Thanks. Now I need to figure out how the sequence modifiers got re-enabled in the first place. Maybe the change to 3.6 did it by default?

mike

 

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