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I have read and read and read and I am getting frustrated now. I am new to linux, so please bear that in mind, but I have followed one thread after another trying to install this damn thing and it's one roadblock after another.

First and foremost, the repo DOES NOT EXIST!

http://apt.flirc.tv/arch/x64 is not there. Yet ALL of the instuctionals I can find tell you to get your stuff from there. The i386 version is there, but I can't use that one. Won't let me.

I have also tried to go to a folder which IS there, under http://apt.flirc.tv/arch/x86_64/ however, there is no binary folder. I downloaded the tar.gz file and tried to do it locally but all i get are errors there as well.

I am running zorinOS (ubuntu based distro) and all other debian things I have had to do have worked. My issue is that this repo that everyone likes to point to doesn't exist. At all.

There were some different (finally) instructions on the flirc page that I just found this morning. So I thhought, aha! I got you now! .... Yeah, no. More roadblocks! I am met with the following, on the instructions page...

 Needed Dependencies: libhidapi-hidraw0 libqt5core5a libqt5network5 libqt5xml5  libqt5xmlpatterns5  libhid qt5-qtbase qt5-qtsvg hidapi
     cp the 99-flirc.rules rules to /etc/udev/rules.d/
     optionally copy flirc_util and flirc to /usr/local/bin/

So it says to copy the 99-flirc.rules to the rules.d directory. Notice it doesn't tell you where to get them...

It also mentions that I need to get all these dependencies. Again... Notice it doesn't tell you where to get them.

There are countless other threads I have seen in my search with people having the same problem as me and there is just never a solution! I get that we need to learn things, which I am most happy to do. But for pity sake, can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong here and help me get this damn thing working??

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On 5/1/2022 at 6:16 PM, Tes said:

I have read and read and read and I am getting frustrated now. I am new to linux, so please bear that in mind, but I have followed one thread after another trying to install this damn thing and it's one roadblock after another.

First and foremost, the repo DOES NOT EXIST!

http://apt.flirc.tv/arch/x64 is not there. Yet ALL of the instuctionals I can find tell you to get your stuff from there. The i386 version is there, but I can't use that one. Won't let me.

I have also tried to go to a folder which IS there, under http://apt.flirc.tv/arch/x86_64/ however, there is no binary folder. I downloaded the tar.gz file and tried to do it locally but all i get are errors there as well.

I am running zorinOS (ubuntu based distro) and all other debian things I have had to do have worked. My issue is that this repo that everyone likes to point to doesn't exist. At all.

There were some different (finally) instructions on the flirc page that I just found this morning. So I thhought, aha! I got you now! .... Yeah, no. More roadblocks! I am met with the following, on the instructions page...

 Needed Dependencies: libhidapi-hidraw0 libqt5core5a libqt5network5 libqt5xml5  libqt5xmlpatterns5  libhid qt5-qtbase qt5-qtsvg hidapi
     cp the 99-flirc.rules rules to /etc/udev/rules.d/
     optionally copy flirc_util and flirc to /usr/local/bin/

So it says to copy the 99-flirc.rules to the rules.d directory. Notice it doesn't tell you where to get them...

It also mentions that I need to get all these dependencies. Again... Notice it doesn't tell you where to get them.

There are countless other threads I have seen in my search with people having the same problem as me and there is just never a solution! I get that we need to learn things, which I am most happy to do. But for pity sake, can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong here and help me get this damn thing working??

I am also intreasted to know how i can do this.

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