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Title: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on May 07, 2011, 12:40:24 pm
I am new to the Vera controller and to the GC-100, so I am hopefully missing something.  I got a Vera 2 and a GC-100-12 for controlling my A/V gear, Z-Wave devices, etc.  I have successfully added the GC-100 plugin from the MiOS Marketplace and added my GC-100 by filling in the IP and MAC addresses on the Advanced tab.  I do have the parent device and 3 relays.  I know that I will have to write my own plugins for most of my gear and that is fine.  I figured I would start simple and work with my Samsung TV (HLP5685WX) first since there are codes already in the database that work.  I have been trying to get this working for over a week now and cannot find an answer to this problem in the documentation, in the forums, or in a general web search.  My Vera and GC-100 code versions:

Vera 2: UI4 v1.1.1047
GC-100-12: 3.2-12

Here is the process I used for adding the device:
1) Go to "Add/Remove Devices" and select Next for adding IR devices (Add a device you control with a normal infrared remote control, like a TV, cable box, stereo, etc.)
2) Select the proper IR port on the GC-100, which is now #60 GC100 I/R Port ()
3) Select TV as the device type, Samsung for manufacturer, and the model with codes that work for my TV.  The test buttons work and control the TV as expected.
4) Select "Use this Model", and it downloads the plugin and finally presents me with a control pad for the new device.
5) Go to the Advanced tab, assign it to a room and give it a meaningful name, exit the control pad, and click "Save" in the upper right-hand corner.

Once that is complete, I create a scene so that I can build the remote:
1) Go to "Add Scene", close the scene, click Save, and go back into the scene to the Remote tab (If I don't do this, then I just have to add a scene again after creating the remote because it does not return you to the UI when you are finished)
2) Click "Create remote", add a description, choose a JPG image, choose Other for Platform and Type in Android, and "Make this remote template private just for me"
3) Add new click coordinates, choose "Send a command", and choose the command from the list (It can be difficult to find the exact commands from the buttons you tested when adding the device since all the possible commands are just lumped together in one list).  Repeat this step until all commands are added.
4) Click Save and then Finished
5) Navigate back to the Vera dashboard, go into edit for the scene, and go to the Remote tab
6) Find my remote in the list and click Pick.
7) Click the drop-down list for -- Send command to device --.  I only see my room names here and no devices

This is where my confusion begins.  There are no devices in the list for me to send commands to.  I can go to the Advanced tab for the scene, Select my TV, click Add, Select the command to send, close the control pad and save, and the command works when I run the scene.  I just cannot select it as a device to send commands to on the Remote tab no matter what remote control I Pick from the list.  I am hoping that it is just some very simple relationship that I have missed being a new user.

Any help here is appreciated!
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: teonebello on May 13, 2011, 03:20:39 am
I would lice do the same, but i m blocked at the first step. Where is the button add/remove device in Vera 1245?

Thank you very much!
Matteo
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: oTi@ on May 13, 2011, 06:33:28 am
I would lice do the same, but i m blocked at the first step. Where is the button add/remove device in Vera 1245?
@teonebello,
See over here (http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=6304.msg40360#msg40360)?

(Which hardware do you have, GC100 or USB-UIRT?)
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on May 14, 2011, 12:41:25 am
Does no one else have this problem or see what I am doing wrong?
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: teonebello on May 14, 2011, 12:45:45 pm
Same problem Now as you without solution.

Did you get a solution.

Thanks
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on May 14, 2011, 03:14:00 pm
No, still no response to this problem.  I am starting to think that it is likely a major bug in UI4, but I would like to know either way.  As of right now, I cannot use anything connected to my GC-100 (from the device database anyway.  There is no point in wasting my time writing a plugin for other devices if this won't work.  I am not entirely certain about how to create and associate an IR device from the MiOS Developers area anyway) without creating a scene for each command, and I don't want to go down that road; it is easier to just use the original remotes than to scroll through a bunch of scenes to find the right command.

Same problem Now as you without solution.

Did you get a solution.

Thanks
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on May 18, 2011, 06:13:57 pm
I upgraded to the 1.1.1245 beta last night and still have the same issue.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: teonebello on May 19, 2011, 06:57:12 am
Still with the problem. Are you behind a router/firewall? In my case yes

Tonight I would like to connect my Vera directly to internet.

The support said that MAYBE they move the plug in folder and now it nor more (temporally) to access them.

 ::)
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on May 19, 2011, 08:53:39 am
Yes, my Vera is behind a router/firewall.  I have no issues with it downloading plugins.  It does that just fine.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: crookers13 on May 22, 2011, 07:00:08 pm
Hello there
i'm brand new to vera (2 days  :)). I'm loving the potential of it and looking forward to a few more of my z wave devices turning up and alarm arriving.
I am trying to do the same with the remote and have exactly the same problem.
has anybody got any ideas whats wrong?
I have downloaded a samsung plugin that works with my tv and it has created a device. I then go and setup a remote only to get the screen where it says send a command and then in the dropdown box i can only see my rooms not the remote device??
I'm using the usb-uirt with vera 2.

Many thanks
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on May 22, 2011, 10:04:28 pm
Hey crookers13,

I have logged a support case with the MCV team.  On Friday, they advised me that they are still looking at the issue and should have an update in a few days.  More will be shared as it develops.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: crookers13 on May 23, 2011, 06:40:20 am
hello otispresley

thanks for the reply.
i do hope they get it sorted out soon as i really want to be able to use vera as a remote control for all my av gear.

looking forward to a potential update.  :)
i'll keep checking back her to see any developments.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: crookers13 on June 05, 2011, 04:59:53 am
Hello there

Any news from mcv on an update to fix this?

It should be so simple to create a universal remote control.
I'm really dissapointed that this can't be done as it was one of my main goals to have AV control.

I've managed to do it on a free windows  progam and it all works fine with the usb-uirt just a shame i have to run a windows pc  and vera!!

Looks like vera is gonna have to go!

Anybody from MCV available for comment on maybe  fixing the problem?

Thanks.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on June 05, 2011, 11:09:01 am
The last I heard from MCV was a week ago via email where they said that the developers were looking into the issue.  Having A/V control integrated with light, HVAC, and Security control was my main reason for going with Vera as well.  The product has such potential; it's just a shame that amonth after you report a problem, all you still get is "We're looking at it".  The GC-100 and IR emitters have been connected to my A/V gear for about 6 weeks now, and I am still unable to use it.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: crookers13 on June 10, 2011, 04:22:28 am
Is there any news from anyone at MCV about fixing this problem???? There seem to be a few people who want to use this function with usb uirts and gc-100s.
The only answers are to buy sqremote??? Thats not a solution. I have android tablets and phones and don't want to BUY A 200quid iphone just to control my av gear when the function is already there in vera to make a remote that i can use on the smartphone app its just not working.
 Its just not good enough it should be a simple fix for the people at mcv and yet there is no replies to posts etc.
 ???
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: MCV.Eugen on June 13, 2011, 09:00:15 am
The issue was identified and fixed. The fix will be available in the next firmware release.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on June 13, 2011, 09:55:44 am
Thanks for the update.  Is there any estimated time frame for the next release?  Please let all involved know that I am now turning tech support off again on my unit.

The issue was identified and fixed. The fix will be available in the next firmware release.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: MCV.Eugen on June 13, 2011, 10:13:30 am
We are currently evaluating the opportunity to release another UI4 firmware with the current bugfixes. If this will not be feasible, the fix will be available in the first UI5 release. We cannot hotfix this and the workaround would be a bit tricky to implement by users.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on June 13, 2011, 10:24:56 am
I suppose I will use whichever comes out first since I have owned the GC-100 since April and still cannot use it.

We are currently evaluating the opportunity to release another UI4 firmware with the current bugfixes. If this will not be feasible, the fix will be available in the first UI5 release. We cannot hotfix this and the workaround would be a bit tricky to implement by users.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: crookers13 on June 16, 2011, 04:24:50 pm
same here only its the usb-uirt i haven't been able to use  :)
glad the updates coming though.
I suppose I will use whichever comes out first since I have owned the GC-100 since April and still cannot use it.

Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on June 17, 2011, 12:37:55 pm
So, this is fixed partially.  IR devices do show up and can be selected to send commands to under the remote tab of a scene after the patch; however, the scene still never reflects that there is a remote in it (it says Remote: no on the edit settings tab), and it does not redirect to the remote control page in the Smartphone Web interface when you click "Go" for the scene.  The developers are looking into it.  We are getting closer!
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: Richard on July 12, 2011, 09:29:53 pm
I'm waiting for this to be fixed too.  When it's working I'll post a luup plugin for some Pioneer Ethernet connected receivers.  (there isn't really any point posting it now as you can't do much without the Vera fix)
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on July 12, 2011, 11:04:14 pm
That would be cool.  I have been holding off on all my code writing until they fix it too.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on July 23, 2011, 11:11:41 am
Well, I am no longer getting any updates in response to my email queries for status.  It might be better if everyone who is having this problem opens a ticket of their own on it, and then maybe we can get some focus/updates on when we can expect a fix for this.  This issue appears to be treated as a very low priority for the developers, which is completely crazy.  We have an advertised feature here that is completely broken, and development on things like UI5 seem to be more important to them.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: crookers13 on July 29, 2011, 05:55:43 am
Its so frustrating that like you said they have a advetised feature that you can't use. Their answer seems to be to buy an apple product and use the sq blasster?
Thats not really a fix for the problem if you don't have any apple products and don't want to waste 175 pounds on an ir blaster when i already have a usb-uirt that works perfectly fine with the universal remote control program on my laptop.
To be perfectly honest mi casa verde and vera is absolute rubbish, I bought it thinking it would be easy to use and thast it would do what it said in the advert which it doesn't.
They need to make the remote control function work or its a pointless box that just does basic z wave control (unless you can script) the adverts are mis-leading, the support absoloutly terrible and their priorities are totally going in the wrong direction.
Get working what you're telling people is working then start trying to update it. Mi casa verde has lost my custom and i would never reccomend vera to anyone trying to get into home automation. There are a lot better products out there that are fully functioning, do what they advertise and have good support. My advice would be save a little extra money and forget vera altogether.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on July 29, 2011, 10:08:52 am
Yes, it is extremely frustrating.  I won't be using Vera much longer ether if this doesn't get fixed soon.  This functionality was one of the main reasons I went with Vera in the first place, and over 3 months later it still doesn't work.  This venture has actually limited me.  I bought products that were advertised to work with Vera.  Now if I switch, I have to find something that works with all the products I bought.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: JamesM on September 27, 2011, 01:53:49 pm
Was this issue resolved? I am in the process of adding TCP/IP commands for controlling the Logitech revue and think this is part of the problem.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on September 27, 2011, 02:01:50 pm
No, it wasn't.  I don't even know if it is being worked on at this point, because I have not heard anything since 8/3 and that was that they don't have any news.  I think in another 2-4 more weeks, I am going to ditch this product and go with HomeSeer.  I cannot stick with a company that takes this long to fix an advertised feature.  In another week, it will have been a full 5 months since the problem was reported.  They should get together with Syabas who makes the PopBox.  This type of product support and product immaturity is the same reason I stopped using their product after a year and built a Home Theater PC.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: alexlui on November 29, 2011, 11:07:30 am
Hi,

Is the problem resolved after upgrading firmware to 1163
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on November 29, 2011, 12:14:52 pm
Hi,

Is the problem resolved after upgrading firmware to 1163

It's still broken as of 1362
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: alexlui on November 30, 2011, 05:01:13 am
Hi OtisPreslsy,

Instead of using smartphone to remote control IR devices, have you ever controlled the IR devices ( Samsung TV in your case ) by running a scene from PC browser? I have no idea how to configure it correctly. TIA
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on November 30, 2011, 10:28:30 am
Hi OtisPreslsy,

Instead of using smartphone to remote control IR devices, have you ever controlled the IR devices ( Samsung TV in your case ) by running a scene from PC browser? I have no idea how to configure it correctly. TIA

Hi alexlui,

Once you have the device added to control, in my case the Samsung TV, then just create a scene, go to the Advanced tab, select the device in the drop-down, click Add, select the command to send.

Select Add for each new device and command you want to add.  This method is good when you only want to send a single command or series/group of commands.  The reason it does not work for me is that a new scene has to be created for each command or group of commands you want to send, which will quickly get out of control.  This is why I need the remote control functionality to work.

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: alexlui on December 01, 2011, 04:10:17 am
Hi OtisPreslsy,

Thanks for your help. It now works great. BTW, do you know how to add a new device which is not listed in the device type and manufacturer? As I can learn the IR codes via the iLearn utility from Global Cache, do you have any idea what to do next? TIA
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: teonebello on December 01, 2011, 04:31:03 am
Hi,

as you are expert on USBUIRT, I have a question for you.

I have my USB UIRT connect to my Vera and it is working.

It works maybe for a day then after some scenes or command is not working anymore until I restart my Vera.

Do you have any idea how to solve this issue?

I use the USB UIRT to start my hifi every monring, but it works only the first day.

Thank you

Regards,
Matteo
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on December 01, 2011, 09:19:13 am
Hi OtisPreslsy,

Thanks for your help. It now works great. BTW, do you know how to add a new device which is not listed in the device type and manufacturer? As I can learn the IR codes via the iLearn utility from Global Cache, do you have any idea what to do next? TIA

Hi alexlui,

In order to add a device that is not in the database, you have to create your own XML files with the Pronto codes for the functions you want.  You can start by adding an IR device to your Vera2 that is in the database and let it download the files.  Then, go to MiOS Developers in the control panel and click the Luup files tab.  This is where you can download and upload files.  Download the XML files that start with 'D_' and 'I_' for the device you just downloaded.  You can replace the codes for like functions with the correct Pronto code for your device.  It is fairly easy to see how to add new functions as well.  Once done, you can rename your files to your liking and upload them to your Vera from the same tab where you downloaded the original files.  A lot of the Pronto codes can be found at http://www.remotecentral.com/ (http://www.remotecentral.com/).  If you have any questions, there is documentation in the Wiki sites.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on December 01, 2011, 09:23:11 am
Hi,

as you are expert on USBUIRT, I have a question for you.

I have my USB UIRT connect to my Vera and it is working.

It works maybe for a day then after some scenes or command is not working anymore until I restart my Vera.

Do you have any idea how to solve this issue?

I use the USB UIRT to start my hifi every monring, but it works only the first day.

Thank you

Regards,
Matteo

Hi teonebello,

I have never used USB UIRT before, so I am not familiar with it.  I have the Global Cache GC-100.  It sounds like there may be a problem with your Vera or the USB UIRT hardware.  Since it works at first and then stops, I would suggest opening a support case on it and have them look at it. 
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: Thorden on December 06, 2011, 04:35:44 pm

Hi alexlui,

In order to add a device that is not in the database, you have to create your own XML files with the Pronto codes for the functions you want.  You can start by adding an IR device to your Vera2 that is in the database and let it download the files.  Then, go to MiOS Developers in the control panel and click the Luup files tab.  This is where you can download and upload files.  Download the XML files that start with 'D_' and 'I_' for the device you just downloaded.  You can replace the codes for like functions with the correct Pronto code for your device.  It is fairly easy to see how to add new functions as well.  Once done, you can rename your files to your liking and upload them to your Vera from the same tab where you downloaded the original files.  A lot of the Pronto codes can be found at http://www.remotecentral.com/ (http://www.remotecentral.com/).  If you have any questions, there is documentation in the Wiki sites.

What am I supposed to do with the D_ file? There are no Pronto codes there, and it refers to one other XML for each service defined. Is it just to change the Device information?

I've tried to download several devices, but no luck so far. They work with USB-UIRT when I browse the device and press "test", but there is no way I can trigger a scene so that USB-UIRT emits anything at all after that. "Failed to download all plugins" is the most common message, but even when it suceeds, I can't get a single signal out of the IR emitter.

Not to mention the problem discussed earlier in this thread, adding a remote and accessing it with the iPhone. It just doesn't happen!
The Wiki that describes it here http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Intro_Universal_Remote (http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Intro_Universal_Remote) seems to be old (like most of the Wiki), and following it step-by-step produces no result. Just not good enough!
 
Of all Linux/OpenSource based boxes I have been fooling around with, like DD-WRT routers and cable decoders, Vera is by far the most immature. I had big expectations before getting it, but my conclusion is that all it can do so far is pretty basic Z-wave stuff. It is buggy and very user-unfriendly, and it has a looong way to go before it can be anything like the advertisement says it can.
 
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on December 06, 2011, 06:02:08 pm
Hey Thorden,

I can definitely understand your frustration.  I am definitely no expert on creating custom device files, but it looks like that the D_ file describes the services the device uses and the I_ file contains the functions and Pronto codes.  Some of these things will be relevant to your device and some will not.

It sure sounds like the operation of your Vera is hit or miss.  I know that when I still had my Samsung TV, I was able to add it and it did work in the test just like you mentioned.  Then, I created a scene, and used the advanced tab to select the TV and then the add button, and I would get a long list of IR commands I could send to it.  They are sorted by the ServiceID.  The problem is that it doesn't just list the commands that are specified in your implementation (I_) file, so you have to be certain you are choosing the right command.  I was then able to run the scene and have it successfully send the command to the TV.  That was a few code revisions ago though, and I no longer have the TV and don't even have my GC-100 hooked up anymore.  I just gave up on it.

I have since built a Home Theater PC with a dual tuner card in it.  This way, I don't have to switch inputs on the TV, and I only have to switch on the receiver when I want to use the Xbox 360.  I am using XBMC, so I plan on getting the Pulse-Eight USB CEC adapter to allow my HTPC to control the power to the TV and the receiver (when I get one that supports HDMI CEC).

The documentation for this product is nearly non-existent, and it even links to outdated documentation in the UI!  The documentation for UI4 was never complete, and the previous documents just don't cut it for UI4.  docs2.mios.com (http://forum.micasaverde.com) is the documentation site for UI4.  It has a bit more than it used to but is still very lacking.

I sure hope they get it straight with UI5, but I cannot have high hopes based on my experiences with this company so far.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: Thorden on December 06, 2011, 06:23:48 pm
Hi Otis,

Thanks for trying!

I got the USB-UIRT to send something in a scene using the advanced tab now, no clue why it suddenly worked. I added a command as "do nothing" on an appliance switch, that might have done the trick.

I then edited the D- and I_ files from the device that worked to match the codes of one of my devices (none of them in the database). Then saved the files with new names (still D_ and I_ prefix), and uploaded them as new LUUP files. Now what? How do I create a device that uses USB-UIRT based on these new files? Or am I just supposed to overwrite the existing ones?

Just got USB-UIRT, thought "how hard can it be?" Didn't go for SQBlaster to save a few bucks. Guess that was a stupid move! Or is SQBlaster really "plug'n play"?
I have an IT degree and 20+ years experience in the field, so it's not that I'm not able to make this work. I just don't have the time, nor do I find it very amusing. I just want to configure the thing and make it work without too much hassle.   :-\ 
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on December 06, 2011, 07:58:01 pm
What you do is copy the device_type from the Advanced tab of a device that is the same type (TV, Light Switch, etc), click on MiOS developers at the top of the UI, go to the Create device tab, and enter the Device Type, UpnpDevFilename (D_), and UpnpImpFilename (I_) and then click Create Device.  A new device will then appear that you came name and fill out the rest of the settings for.

Here is a list of device types if you need it: http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Luup_UPNP_Files#Device_Types (http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/Luup_UPNP_Files#Device_Types)

From what I see in here, a lot of people use SQBlaster and are happy with it.  I cannot use it because I have an Android phone instead of an iPhone.  I agree that there is a big learning curve on this product because there is little documentation and the UI is not as intuitive as it could be.  I have spent many, many hours searching the forums and the net in order to get mine working, and I haven't really gotten down into Lua code yet, beyond configuring scenes to determine if it is night time.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: guessed on December 07, 2011, 01:51:27 am
After creating the IR-Device, from your hand-created/edited IR Plugin files, you also need to goto it's settings Tab and "associate" the IR Transmitter that'll be used to actually send the Pronto Codes of this IR-Device... since you might have a few in your system.

I've attached Screenshots of the Developer Device Creation Dialog, roughly filled out, as well as the IR-Transmitter association Tab of the IR-Device... once it's been created.

Oh, and the usual "Save" dance, of course ;)
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: teonebello on December 09, 2011, 07:41:11 am
I discovered that I have that I have two USB UIRT xml lump file.

Do you believe that this can cause the stop working of the USB UIRT?

I'm really sad for this problem, as I lost a lot time and I cannot solve it.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP


Hi,

as you are expert on USBUIRT, I have a question for you.

I have my USB UIRT connect to my Vera and it is working.

It works maybe for a day then after some scenes or command is not working anymore until I restart my Vera.

Do you have any idea how to solve this issue?

I use the USB UIRT to start my hifi every monring, but it works only the first day.

Thank you

Regards,
Matteo

Hi teonebello,

I have never used USB UIRT before, so I am not familiar with it.  I have the Global Cache GC-100.  It sounds like there may be a problem with your Vera or the USB UIRT hardware.  Since it works at first and then stops, I would suggest opening a support case on it and have them look at it.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: guessed on December 10, 2011, 02:54:54 am
I discovered that I have that I have two USB UIRT xml lump file.

Do you believe that this can cause the stop working of the USB UIRT?
If two are showing in the UI, then there's one "copy" of the files in both of the directories:
    /etc/cmh-lu   AND;
    /etc/cmh-ludl

No idea how it got that way, or how to determine which is the "correct" one to use.  I believe the one in /etc/cmh-ludl user plugins directory "overrides" anything in the system plugins directory.

You'd have to do this via SSH.  If you use the "view" link in the UI, they'll show the same version of the file (from the /etc/cmh-ludl directory, if I remember correctly)

Honestly though, I'd submit a ticket for this problem so that you'd have a hope of getting it diag'd at the Log level.  Chances are that a Verbose-Logging-enabled ticket, showing the USBUIRT not functioning, with a capture of attempts to run some IR Commands, would net the issue in the log... something that a trained eye is needed in terms of review.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: OtisPresley on December 18, 2011, 11:35:10 am
Can anyone verify whether the remote functionality even exists in UI5?  There is no longer a Remote tab in a scene.  I am on 1.5.236, but my GC-100 is no longer connected, so I cannot add an IR device to test to see if it has maybe moved to the device control pad.  Just like with UI4, the documentation for UI5 is quite lacking at this point and obviously incomplete.
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: visco3 on December 21, 2011, 12:25:08 pm
Just got an USB-UIRT to use with Vera2.

Same problem here with last Vera 2 firmware.
7) Click the drop-down list for -- Send command to device --. I only see my room names here and no devices

I can set different scene and use the scene with iVera, tought this is not the best solution for Av control.
BTW my goal is to use my ipad and an app to control the TV and lights.
iVera is not the best thing to do. MAy I use some other app who has a large image and calls a scene if I press on an area of the picture?
Maybe Irule can do it, but I lost light dimmer control?
Thanks
Andrea
Title: Re: UI4: IR controlled devices not available in remotes
Post by: strangely on December 31, 2011, 05:31:02 pm
MAy I use some other app who has a large image and calls a scene if I press on
Have you considered using SQ remote for your Vera interface/Control Point? It'll work fine with any blaster that's plugged into Vera (GC100 / iTach and USB-UIRT etc!)