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in the Flirc GUI

   file/save configuration: the saved File has no suffix

   file/load configuration: the Filesuffix has to be .fcfg

running flirc_util on Ubuntu terminal results in:

   "flirc_util: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

   no man page is installed

   no information about filestructure is available


at the moment, my impression of Flirc usb is very very poor


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Its posted on the product page. 

Did you install with the setup script? Because it doesn’t look like it. Dependencies are auto installed. 

curl apt.flirc.tv/install.sh | sudo bash 

All the dependencies are listed on the installation instructions at the bottom:


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/

Seriously, what’s with all the hate today?

If you have nothing kind to say, please don’t say it. We’ve all had a shit year, me included. Try to be constructive. 

We are releasing a universal remote soon. It’s taken a long time. And I’m exhausted. The website will get updated. Docs will get updated. And flirc will see an update since it runs the same software.

Until then, we have a really small team and life is hard. Happy and healthy New Years to all. 

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Hi Jason,

I did install with the mentioned install.sh

4 of my Issues still exists
Maybe i am able to use the file structure

I paid for a commercial usb-device and i got a hobby-product.

i cant detect any hat i my post. mybe because english is not my native language.

be happy that, at this moment, you are on the bight side of life.

if i realy hate you, you wont be in the future.

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  • 6 months later...

@jason Just letting you know this continues to be an issue. I followed all those instructions and am still getting this libreadline linking error. Issue being I believe your auto-install depends on libreadline 6, but that isn't available in latest Debian version. Only libreadline 8 is available.

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