Further to this…with the left key event repeating indefinately i tried taking the battery out of the remote…it continued to repeat indefinately, so it seems to not be a physical issue with the left remote button.
I’ve successfully re-paired the remote a few times but no change.
I’ve also tried switching to the other usb port on the vero4k+ which previously had the ortek dongle inserted, but again no change.
I’m forgetting about the ubuntu box for now, and just trying to get the remote working again on the vero4k+
What I’ve found is that most (but not all) of the buttons, when pressed, will trigger their own correct action, followed by indefinately triggerring the left action. Seems to affect all buttons except play/pause, stop, volumeup & volumedown.
Yes that was also one of my first thoughts. I pulled back the directional buttons last night and everything looked clean…hardly surprising since its been sat in a cupboard for months.
As mentioned, once it goes into an infinate left keypress cycle i can actually take the battery out of the remote and it will continue with the infinate left key presses. This makes me wonder if the usb dongle is faulty.
I only have one Vero4K+ and thus I only own one OSMC RF remote and USB dongle.
The Ubuntu machine is located in a bedroom upstairs, and the Vero 4K+ is located downstairs in the living room. The exact same behaviour occurs on both devices.
When it starts with the never-ending left clicks…if I press some of the directional keys a few times then the repeating left click stops (can take several button presses).
The never-ending left clicks then don’t start again until I press one of the buttons on the remote… as mentioned this will trigger the correct action (x1), followed by indefinitely triggering the left button action. This is the case for all buttons except play/pause, stop, volumeup & volumedown.
If I run evtest when it’s doing the never-ending left clicks then it floods the console with messages to say that a left button click was received.
So as you can imagine, its basically unusable
Any other thoughts for things I can try?
I could try to capture the behaviour in a video if it would help?
Though I’m now thinking of just buying a cheap IR remote for my Ubuntu machine… especially if the returns procedure for the OSMC remote would entail shipping costs (it’s possible to pickup a cheap I/R remote for about a fiver). I was hoping to save a fiver by re-purposing the OSMC remote, but this is starting to look like more hassle than it’s worth