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From: Manuel McLure <manuel@××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] iMON remote, evdev, X and Kodi stopped working
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:10:59
Hi all, I'm having a problem with my Kodi system. Unfortunately I don't use
the Kodi system very often (the system also runs as a general server on my
network so most of my work on it is done through ssh) so I don't know
exactly when this happened, but it would have been in the last couple of

The problem is that the iMON IR remote stopped working at some point. I
have an Antec Fusion Remote Black case that uses an iMON LCD and IR
receiver. This was working fine with evdev/X/Kodi but at some point stopped
working, and since I haven't used the Kodi interface for a few months I
don't know exactly what broke it.

It looks like the most interesting information comes from Xorg.0.log:

[217569.500] (II) config/udev: Adding input device iMON Remote (15c2:ffdc)
[217569.500] (**) iMON Remote (15c2:ffdc): Applying InputClass "evdev
keyboard catchall"
[217569.500] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'iMON Remote (15c2:ffdc)'
[217569.500] (**) iMON Remote (15c2:ffdc): always reports core events
[217569.500] (**) evdev: iMON Remote (15c2:ffdc): Device:
[217569.500] (--) evdev: iMON Remote (15c2:ffdc): Vendor 0x15c2 Product
[217569.500] (WW) evdev: iMON Remote (15c2:ffdc): Don't know how to use
[217569.600] (EE) PreInit returned 8 for "iMON Remote (15c2:ffdc)"
[217569.600] (II) UnloadModule: "evdev"

I've tried googling "evdev Don't know how to use device" but haven't found
anything relevant. Does anyone have any clues about what I could be
missing? It looks like xf86-input-evdev 2.10.5 went stable back in March
2017, and I'm pretty sure that the remote was working after that.

Manuel A. McLure WW1FA <manuel@××××××.org> <>
...for in Ulthar, according to an ancient and significant law,
no man may kill a cat.                       -- H.P. Lovecraft


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Re: [gentoo-user] iMON remote, evdev, X and Kodi stopped working Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>