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Suspend keeps "waking" when FLIRC is plugged in


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Hi Guys

 

I am another proud owner of a FLIRC receiver and have to say its amazing. Quick detail on my setup:

 

FLIRC Beta RC4 - Full keyboard profile

Harmony 900 (using SAMSUNG LN46C650L1F profile)

XBMC: Frodo 12.2
Mac Mini 2011/Mountain Lion 10.8.2

 

 

I have read a couple of posts regarding computers being woken up by FLIRC and think this is happening to me. I originally posted over at the XBMC forums thinking it was something to do with XBMC - http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=173134&pid=1504230#pid1504230 but after testing it appears to be FLIRC which is causing me problems.

 

"Test 1 using Suspend from shutdown menu - screen flashes blank for a second and then back to xbmc. It looks like its attempting too to sleep. Here is log - http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=56812

Test 2 using a Harmony remote mapped to f4-Suspend KeyMap via Flirc. Pretty much the same result as test 1. Here is another log -http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=56813"

The annoying thing is its super intermittent. about an hour ago the shutdown-suspend menu was working and the remote was also working but only sometimes. Other times sleep initiates and the mac mini power light blinks to indicate its sleeping. Within 10 seconds, the Mini seems to wake itself up again.

 

I did tinker with the 'Ghost signal' setting in advanced but made no difference.

 

As mentioned in my XBMC post in OSX i did the following troubleshooting: I have turned off wake for network access and also disabled anything in OSX sharing centre except screensharing.

No other applications are running in the background. I have reset the PRAM

 

Is there a debug log or something I can supply for someone to look into?

 

I am going to take a mini win7 workstation from work to test this weekend and will report back results

 

Many thanks

 

MTC

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Try upgrading to the latest firmware.

 

http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/forum/70-v100-rc4/

 

Just download the package, open the GUI, your firmware will automatically be updated. Once updated, you can enable a sleep detection feature to help prevent automatically waking up the computer. It's in the GUI, File->Advanced.

But, you must also pair a wake up key, which will tell the machine to wake up as all other buttons will be ignored while the computer is sleeping. The wake key is on the keyboard view of the GUI. 

Let me know if that helps. I believe it should do the trick.

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Thanks Jason

 

I have upgraded to the above version and enabled wake detection

 

A couple of questions. When I assign the remote key press to the wake button on the gui i get a success message. I then push the remote button to make sure the wake button lights up green, the button does not light up like the others. When i try and record the remote key press again to the wake button it says something is already assigned so i guess it has worked but no green flash...

 

How do I assign this button in xbmc? I guess this is a little out of scope but so I understand. I normally just assign an action in XBMC to a button on the keyboard - example:

 

<keymap>
<global>
<keyboard>
<f4>Suspend</f4>
</keyboard>
</global>
</keymap>

 

How will I do this with the wake button?

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I think I have answered that myself. wake is to be used as addition to suspend. So use suspend and then Flirc detects when computer is sleeping and only sends more keyboard presses to comp when wake button is pushed? I have a new problem now though. Suddenly FLIRC is unstable and crashing. I keep getting disconnects and the error "Transfer Error". I tried on another computer and got the same problem.

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Yes, you are basically correct. Sleep Detect tells flirc to make sure the computer is not sleeping, if the computer is sleeping all keys will be ignored. You must use the 'wake' key to wake the key from suspend (that's the only key that will do this), and then once the computer is on, flirc will detect this, and operate as expected.


I don't have the ability to suspend the machine (yet).

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Yes, you are basically correct. Sleep Detect tells flirc to make sure the computer is not sleeping, if the computer is sleeping all keys will be ignored. You must use the 'wake' key to wake the key from suspend (that's the only key that will do this), and then once the computer is on, flirc will detect this, and operate as expected.

I don't have the ability to suspend the machine (yet).

 

Jason after working with you through emails last night I am loving owning a flirc, literally the only thing to make this device complete for me would be the addition of a suspend button.  I hope you are still working on implementing this.

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Jason after working with you through emails last night I am loving owning a flirc, literally the only thing to make this device complete for me would be the addition of a suspend button.  I hope you are still working on implementing this.

As soon as I get all these v1.0.0 bug fixes out, I will return to firmware. I'll have a blog post on the newer features that will be implemented.

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