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 rather than just a subset.

But often a key press responded as if I had help 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 have I remove this blocking?



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