Originally Posted by srauly
I'm pretty sure that I've read that wake-on-USB works with XBMC Live/Linux, which would indicate to me that the hardware is capable. It's just a matter of figuring out if/how it can be done under XP.
Yeah... I figured that much as well. I've been digging through threads and "help" forums for XP trying to figure out how to link the two. I found one item that suggested going into the device manager for the USB root hub and setting the power management item for waking on USB but that item is greyed out and I can't figure out how to make it available.
Regarding your remote...that seems odd to me. The remote you linked to is advertised as an MCE remote. If that's accurate, I would think that you should be able to assign your Harmony as an MCE remote (or however it would be referred). If that works, then you should also be able to assign it as an MCE Keyboard (which is what I'm doing). But I guess that assumes that the IR receiver is compatible with the HP USB IR MCE receiver, and perhaps it's not.
I know it says that but in reality, the different buttons actually just send keycodes to the OS. The remote also duel enumerates as a keyboard device and a mouse device but I ignored setting up mouse functions on my harmony (doesn't have enough buttons to make sense). So I just setup some of the key keyboard commands; play, pause, stop, left, right, up, down, FF, reverse, next, previous, ESC, exit, enter.
FWIW, Dan was kind enough to send me an extra USB IR receiver he had (you can see the auction link here
). It's silver like my HP USB IR receiver, but it's smaller and the USB cable is removable. But it worked fine with the drivers I linked to in my original post and immediately recognized my Logitech Harmony remote (which is acting like an MCE Keyboard). BTW, when using the drivers I link to, I believe you need to select the keyboard driver, then Windows will tell you that it also needs the irbus.sys file, which you can also navigate to.
The way I've been testing these receivers is to plug them into my XP machine to see if they work controlling XP out of the box. The only one that hasn't is the Roswell one which XP doesn't recognize when I plug it in.