This just happened to me. I got flirc today and was excited as expected (great product) and all was working good. I programmed using an apple remote and all was working good. I then decided to try and update the firmware to get long presses working. Now in the GUI it only says "please connect Flirc" and i cant do anything.
When i plug flirc into my laptop, the laptop beeps as if something is connected twice then one more time as if the device is removed.
Any help is much appreciated as i would like to get this up and running as it is the last piece to my project.