libCEC 1.9.0 released
Another update of our libCEC library has just been released. The focus for this development cycle was a problem with the wake-on-CEC feature on systems without any keyboard attached. A bug in the operating system prevented the system from waking from standby mode when it wasn’t signaled to do so by a keyboard or mouse. That’s why we’ve released a new firmware for beta testing. More on that below.
Other than support for the new firmware, this libCEC update fixes a couple of minor issues that were reported by users, and it handles a new callback from the Raspberry Pi’s firmware, that informs us that we need to re-allocate the address on the CEC bus.
You can find the full details in the changelog.
This firmware upgrade will add a virtual mouse to the system, so the system no longer thinks that there is none connected and won’t ignore the wake signal anymore. As this changes how the device is “seen” by the system, the device ID needed to be changed too. This means that XBMC won’t detect the device with this new firmware version, unless it’s been upgraded to the latest version from our packages site!
For Ubuntu the firmware upgrade can be found on our testing PPA. Download install-libcec.sh and execute “bash install-libcec.sh testing”. Next run “sudo apt-get install cec-firmware-upgrade && sudo cec-firmware-upgrade”
Right now our firmware updating system is only available for Windows and for Ubuntu, so please transfer your adapter to a Windows PC to perform the update.
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