I have a MeCool M8S Pro+ (S905X) which has Coreelec (9.2.7, not ng) running without problems on microsd card. Recently I have tried getting the device running on Coreelec 19.1-Matrix_rc2.
Coreelec loads correctly with my chosen dtb and the HDMI-CEC even works. But I have a problem getting the OEM remote to work (which has worked previously with legacy Coreelec). Basically, when I have run the command “ir-keytable -p NEC,RC-5,RC-6,JVC,SONY -t” and pressed a remote button with the remote pointed to the device, no response is seen
When I just run the command “ir-keytable”, the following response is seen.
Can someone please provide pointer to help me troubleshoot? I have also tried using my previous remote configuration file and making edits as per instructions from the thread on “How to configure IR remote control” - have renamed the file with a toml extension and made the edits to the cfg file.
Apologies. I have attached a start up log (the remote and cfg files have been deleted). It shows the start up and also Kodi stopping, shortly followed by me running the ir-keytable -p… command kodi.log (91.8 KB)
Is there any other logs, other than this which I can extract. I have turned on debug logging, but it seems to just show on screen debugging
As you can see, after stopping Kodi and eventlircd, I tried running the ir-keytable command twice. After running each ir-keytable command, I pointed my remote at the device and pressed a couple of buttons. The I ran CTRL-C to abort and ran dmesg | paste command. The subsequent file can be found at http://ix.io/2WQe
you have something strange on your device.
Make a complete clean install with Matrix and try just after first boot again.
All receivers are disabled, only RC5 is enabled. So when your remote is not RC5 it will not decode anything.
This is a clean install. I had to setup using a mouse because the remote was not working. Maybe I will repeat the clean install and not connect the usb tuner before trying to set up the remote. I will also try it before setting the device up for regions etc
Happy to report that a clean re-install of the image successfully eliminated the issue. I have even stuck the USB tuner back on and device still booted into Coreelec. Now for the next step of getting device drivers for DTB tuner - that is for another day
One thing I did notice for my device. While the explanation for “How to configure IR remote control” stated that I had to add a toml extension for scan code file for Coreelec 19, I kept getting an error, until I just removed the toml extension and edited the cfg file accordingly
Would you believe that I can’t duplicate the issue.
In the guide on how to configure IR remote control (How to configure IR remote control), the instruction is to stop Kodi and evenlircd. Then map the remote buttons to a file YOURMAPNAME. For CE19, the instruction was to use an extension like so - YOURMAPNAME.toml and place the following line into rc_maps.cfg - meson-ir * YOURMAPNAME.toml
Anyway I did that, and when I ran this command to load the configuration (ir-keytable -a /storage/.config/rc_maps.cfg -s rc0), I received an error on the console - that is the error I cannot duplicate. When I experimented with it, the only way that the command would run is to remove the toml extension for the file and also the corresponding line in the rc_maps.cfg file. And the remote will work as well.
So this morning, I thought to duplicate the issue by adding the toml extension to the file name and making corresponding changes to rc_maps.cfg file. This time, I could not get an error. If I remember, the error was about missing an = in the top line of YOURMAPNAME.
So I can’t provide a better explanation nor duplicate the issue now.
See below for continuation of saga with error code duplicated
OK. I managed to duplicate the issue. Whether it was because I was playing around with the extensions, or that I installed TVheadend/driver addons or my IR receiver is flaky, the remote stopped working and the same symptoms as above with all protocols showing disabled when I ran the ir-keytables -u -v command. So I decided to re-install and duplicated the issue on first setup.
The error message that popped up (with the toml extension) when I ran the “ir-keytable -a /storage/.config/rc_maps.cfg -s rc0” command was
/etc/rc_keymaps/M8SProPlus.toml: error: line 2: missing =
When I removed the toml extension from the filename and cfg file, it was OK and the remote works. You can see the sequence in the attached console output
So people who get the same error code, please try without the toml extension. I am now running it without the toml extension
For information purposes, I attach below the MSProPlus file. The hash symbol in the first line is not in brackets in the actual file. Just that the hash without the brackets translate to bold
Ah, I did not even realise that. The link from the guide (How to configure IR remote control) to an example of a configuration file is what I used as a base. I am blind - the article does show a link to a file with toml extension for the new CE19.
OK. I am now confused. After realising that I have been using the wrong format for the remote configuration file, I attempted to correct this. So I have created a new configuration file with a toml extension. My next step was to stop kodi followed by eventlircd. I then ran the ir-keytable -u -v command in console and got the following response, which shows that again the protocols were disabled (similar to my previous attempts)
CoreELEC:~ # ir-keytable -u -v
Found device /sys/class/rc/rc1/
Found device /sys/class/rc/rc0/
Couldn't find any node at /sys/class/rc/rc0/lirc*.
Input sysfs node is /sys/class/rc/rc0/input3/
Event sysfs node is /sys/class/rc/rc0/input3/event3/
Parsing uevent /sys/class/rc/rc0/input3/event3/uevent
/sys/class/rc/rc0/input3/event3/uevent uevent MAJOR=13
/sys/class/rc/rc0/input3/event3/uevent uevent MINOR=67
/sys/class/rc/rc0/input3/event3/uevent uevent DEVNAME=input/event3
Parsing uevent /sys/class/rc/rc0/uevent
/sys/class/rc/rc0/uevent uevent NAME=rc-dib0700-rc5
/sys/class/rc/rc0/uevent uevent DRV_NAME=dib0700
input device is /dev/input/event3
/sys/class/rc/rc0/protocols protocol rc-5 (disabled)
/sys/class/rc/rc0/protocols protocol nec (disabled)
/sys/class/rc/rc0/protocols protocol sharp (disabled)
Input Protocol version: 0x00010001
/sys/class/rc/rc0//protocols: Invalid argument
Waiting for IRMP decode event. Please, press CTRL-C to abort.
I thought that I had to re-do the whole setup with a clean install again, and my IR receiver was definitely playing up. But as an of-chance, I restarted eventlircd followed by kodi. And the M8S Pro+ still responded to the OEM remote. So I am confused about the reason why the device is responding to the remote despite the protocols being disabled. Without stopping kodi and eventlircd, I ran the ir-keytable -u -v command again and had the same results as previously showing the protocols being disabled. I am not complaining and am just happy my remote is working as it should. But I am curious and confused