So, there's a page up now ( here ) claiming that CEC is at least somewhat up and running. In practice, I ran into some serious problems getting it going, so I wanted to post this half as a bug report, and half to see if anyone has gotten farther with it than I have. 1)The current git master doesn't even compile. I worked around this by reverting ( this ) patch. This at least let me compile. 2)The notes say you need to blacklist i2c-i802. This appears to be false, at least on my debian install ( kernel 4.13.0-1-amd64) there isn't an i2c-i802. Removing / blacklisting i2c-i801 seems useful though. Once I figured out both of those things, I was able to turn my TV on and off using the cec-ctl commands. Unfortunately, I didn't see any commands from my remote control (remote control passthru to Kodi was my real goal) showing up using cec-ctl --monitor. Am I correct in thinking that keypresses should show up using --monitor? If not, how should I see if they're coming through? also, unloadingthat i2c module seems to make acpi pretty unhappy? Is there a way to get both co-existing? Or if not, will there be in the future?