How to get a seamless remote experience

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Savage702 Offline
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I have the HP MCE Remote, and all in all it works great with Kodibuntu. I've seen a lot of people commenting about having problems coming out of Standby mode. My only issue is coming out of the screen dimming mode. I don't have it going into standby or anything like that, but if it spends a good amount of time in the screen dim mode, the remote doesn't do anything. I have to grab my keyboard, and tap any key, then the remote will continue working again. I do notice whenever this happens, the red light on the reciever is solid, as if it's getting a signal from the remote none stop... but it's not. Again, tapping a key on the keyboard stops all that, and the remote resumes normal operation.
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forster164 Offline
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Hi guys,

Sorry for all the help I've been requiring but here is one more for you.

Lubuntu 15.04 (kernel: Linux 3.19.0-15-generic)
Kodi 15.2 Git:02e7013
Intel NUC

I'm trying to run ir-keytable -c -w /etc/rc_keymaps/rc6_mce

Code:
sudo ir-keytable -c -w /etc/rc_keymaps/rc6_mce
Invalid parameter(s)
ir-keytable: -w: (PROGRAM ERROR) Option should have been recognized!?
Try `ir-keytable --help' or `ir-keytable --usage' for more information.

I'm sure it is a small error but cant seem to figure it out for the life of me!

Thanks once again!
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Post: #183
Hi!

I have exactly the same problem that this guy: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=177845

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel 4.3) with OrigenAE M10 (15c2:0036 device) and a MCE Remote (Philips RC197). I installed ir-keytable and lirc without any problem. Then I did sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc and select Linux input layer and my device without problems. Finally I executed: /usr/bin/ir-keytable -w /lib/udev/rc_keymaps/imon_mce -p RC6 (I didn't remember exactly the command, but was worked).

Finally I tested with: ir-keytable -t and every button worked lovely. But....the pause, stop, guide, and 3-4 more buttons has the same problem with the "Double Presses'. It's very easy to identify with the "ir-ketable -t" and pressing any of this buttons...

Any ideas?
(This post was last modified: 2015-12-11 18:32 by tocinillo.)
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(2015-09-25 03:05)LupinSansei Wrote:  Man I am struggling like hell getting this to work. I have simple commands working like volume up and down, enter, arrow up and down etc but nothing else no matter what rc6_map I use :/


Here is my rc6_mce file.

http://pastebin.com/2dPbKD1b

and my keyboard.xml for Kodi.

http://pastebin.com/gmvTwsiK

I just want the normal basic commands nothing special like hitting ok to open, guide button for contex guide butong going back home etc please help. Bout to pull my hair out lol.

I moved to a new linux mint 17.3 cinammon, and i was having issues with some buttons working and others did not.

Somehow when you load a custom keytable is not getting loaded or something.

I had to copy my "custom table" and overwrite this file:

/lib/udev/rc_keymaps/rc6_mce

and then reboot...and it was heaven again!
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grzechu84 Offline
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Post: #185
Hello

I have a problem with the RC of DVB S2 TBS6982SE. I have installed Ubuntu Server 15.10, where it is installed KODI.

In the RC does not work all the keys.
Do not operate below these keys:
POWER, Back, OK, CHL + CHL-, *, #, TV, Zoom, FAV Mode, the EPG, SUB, REPLAY, SKIP.

After applying the ir-keytable command in the console shows that the pilot sends commands with these keys.


Code:
sudo ir-keytable  -t

Testing events. Please, press CTRL-C to abort.
1454241106.710528: event type EV_MSC(0x04): scancode = 0x84
1454241106.710528: event type EV_KEY(0x01) key_down: KEY_POWER2(0x0001)
1454241106.710528: event type EV_SYN(0x00).
1454241106.710593: event type EV_MSC(0x04): scancode = 0x84
1454241106.710593: event type EV_SYN(0x00).
1454241106.962500: event type EV_KEY(0x01) key_up: KEY_POWER2(0x0001)
1454241106.962500: event type EV_SYN(0x00).
1454241120.510525: event type EV_MSC(0x04): scancode = 0x99
1454241120.510525: event type EV_KEY(0x01) key_down: KEY_OK(0x0001)
1454241120.510525: event type EV_SYN(0x00).
1454241120.510562: event type EV_MSC(0x04): scancode = 0x99
1454241120.510562: event type EV_SYN(0x00).
1454241120.762517: event type EV_KEY(0x01) key_up: KEY_OK(0x0001)
1454241120.762517: event type EV_SYN(0x00).

In KODI also I installed application to map the keys, but it is not possible to map onto these keys. In KODI they do not work.

More info:

Code:
sudo ir-keytable
Found /sys/class/rc/rc0/ (/dev/input/event7) with:
        Driver saa716x, table rc-tbs-nec
        Supported protocols: NEC RC-5 RC-6 JVC SONY LIRC other
        Enabled protocols: NEC LIRC
        Name: saa716x IR (TurboSight TBS 6982S
        bus: 1, vendor/product: 6982:0002, version: 0x0001
        Repeat delay = 500 ms, repeat period = 125 ms

How to solve the presented problem?

Regards
(This post was last modified: 2016-01-31 13:56 by grzechu84.)
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Post: #186
Harmony 650: Profiles "MCE Remote SE" plus "MCE Keyboard" Ubuntu 14lts

Hi IR profs ;-)
With ir-keytable protocols RC-6 and mce_kbd enabled, "MCE remote" works but MCE keyboard gives trouble ...

"MCE Keyboard":
1 Quite often repeated keys
2 Mouse buttons: no button Up is dedected (or it comes too late). It comes when I press another button like "mouse move" in the example below
Report:
Event: time 1459697933.706289, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 273 (BTN_RIGHT), value 1 = Button Down
Event: time 1459697934.507118, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 273 (BTN_RIGHT), value 2 = Repeat
Event: time 1459697934.707126, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 273 (BTN_RIGHT), value 2
Event: time 1459697935.107119, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 273 (BTN_RIGHT), value 2
Event: time 1459697935.210348, type 2 (EV_REL), code 0 (REL_X), value -5 = I pressed Mouse Move button
Event: time 1459697935.210348, type 1 (EV_KEY), code 273 (BTN_RIGHT), value 0 = then Button Up comes

So right now I gave up on using the kernel modules and try to use LIRC instead.
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+ I got the "MCE Remote" working, when checking with irw.
+ I also see the signals from "MCE Keyboard" when using "mode2 -d /dev/lirc0", but nothing with irw.
- I did not find any lirc.conf for the "MCE Keyboard"

hardware.conf:
MODULES="lirc_dev mceusb ir_lirc_codec"
DEVICE="/dev/lirc0"

After researching for weeks I am still not sure which mode I should use to get "MCE Keyboard (not Remote)" working: "lirc only" or "kernel+lirc" and how to do that.

a) Is there a lirc.conf for "MCE keyboard" ?
b) how to configure hardware.conf ?
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Post: #187
Does anyone have or know where I can get an rc6_mce file? I was dumb and accidentally overwrote mine without backing it up :/

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