just got a rasp pi 2 toady and first thing i did was try out osmc. I’ve been using raspbmc for a long time on a daily basis and I’d like to say thanks Sam for a very good and stable product.
the pi2 boots very fast with osmc and a cheep microsd card. pretty impressed.
I use the xbox remote playback kit USB reciever + remote for remote control support. Has this been added into OSMC alpha 4 yet? i can see in dmesg that it is detected :
[ 5.126891] input: Chinese-made Xbox Controller as /devices/platform/bcm2708_usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/input/input1
but when i use lsusb (which i had to install) i get an odd response. :
Bus 001 Device 006: ID ffff:ffff
and the device doesn’t work either. I know the receiver and remote work OK as they work well on an pi1 with raspbmc.
i have searched but can’t find an answer, and saw that you did get lirc and remotes included into your blog for Alpha 3.
Is this a pi2 thing, or a osmc thing?
Also, did you notice that the mpeg2 codec is already included in the pi 2? i just bought a license, but then tested afterwards without the code, and it works out of the box! will try the VC1 later.
I just got a Pi2 and am attempting the same thing - I was previously able to use the XBox DVD remote without any problems on my original Pi model B with Raspbmc, but it won’t work for me now with OSMC. I see that the functionality has been added, but I’m not sure what I need to do to get it going - any help would be appreciated!
I just dug it out a few days ago to check the status, and yes, it appears the remote works now! I just have to wait to upgrade my power supply because I had a rainbow in the corner every few seconds, but I’m really excited that I won’t need to redo our remotes!
I have an Xbox Remote Dongle attached to a USB to Xbox cable I got on Amazon a few years ago. When I plug it into a powered USB hub with the Raspberry Pi B, the remote works fine. The Pi is powered by the USB hub.
So, I did the same setup for my new Pi2, and the remote works. However, my Pi2 wasn’t getting enough power, so when I plug the Xbox cable into the Pi2, the remote does not work. I really don’t want to have to have a powered USB hub just for the remote, so I’m wondering if it is just possible to plug in the cord, or should I just look to a new remote? Is there a confirmed working IR remote that is fairly cheap and plug and play?
I tried Jebus’s solution, but I wasn’t able to FTP a file into OSMC - how do I get that file in there? Thanks!
You’ll have to SSH into the Pi to create the file (there’s a million tutorials out there), but have you tried updating to RC3? I think I saw in a thread that Sam mentioned this issue would be resolved in that release - so I’m guessing there would be no need for the fix above.
I updated mine to RC3 after I had done the fix, and everything is still working just fine.