Hi there, I was playing around with Batocera running on an Asus Chromebox (CN62 i7 similar to the CN60 celeron). It’s another 64 bit x86 box like the Intel NUC. Everything is working great; I have the BT remotes in place, games work, and love the option to load Kodi automatically so it can operate as our main family room media player. The only thing missing is IR remote support and honestly it’s a deal killer. The family (and wife in particular) is accustomed to working with a hand held (Logitech Harmony style) remote control for activating the amp and TV, etc. We’ve had that system working great for years via Libreelec. The goal here is to add retro gaming to the mix while maintaining the existing Kodi setup. BT controllers work ok for Kodi, but don’t solve the broader issue. And they turn off for power saving thereby requiring routine re-connection efforts.
I’ve poked around and tried understanding more about how to get LIRC working. It appears there is a newer method used in Libreelec (ir-keytable) vs. LIRC. I remember back in the days of having to mess around with the lircd.conf files to get things working right before libreelec came along. Is that what’s needed here, or is there a way to get IR working out of the box with some simple commands?
Overall, has anyone had any luck getting IR operational on an x86_64bit solution? Fwiw, RPI configs seem to work differently so not sure how much that applies.