Let me try again, I didn't get a response to the first try.

See below

Cheers,

David.

> Hi,
>
> I have a Dell re-badged Philips RC1974506/00 (USB2 MCE) remote connected to an openSUSE 12.3 Intel NUC box.  It sort of worked straight away.
>
> Then I worked out that the SYSCONFIG setting for which Kernel Module to use was wrong and to swap to mceusb.  That improved things a lot.  Now all the buttons responded and when they work perform the intended functions rather than just a subset of them working.
>
> But often a key press responded as if I had held the button down.
>
> Josu Lazkano (thanks) suggested running
>      echo lirc > /sys/class/rc/rc0/protocols
>
> That removed the multi action. But leaves me with the situation now where I can use the remote for a short while (say 5-10 key pressed), then the red light on the receiver stays on and no further key press gets a response for a long period of time (between 10 seconds and 5 minutes).
>
> How can I remove this blocking?

If I exit xbmc and instead use xmode2, every keyless responds perfectly and the red light never stays on.  But with xbmc I have to press a button for a long time or multiple times to get xbmc to respond (when it's not blocked).

> Cheers,
>
> David.
>