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[Linux Mint 16] Harmony and Flirc to suspend and wake up with Gnome and XBMC!

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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"?>
<keymap>
        <global>
                <keyboard>
                        <delete mod="ctrl">XBMC.Suspend()</delete>
                </keyboard>
        </global>
</keymap>
 
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!
Edited by moutazsalem

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