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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lirc for 2.5/2.6 kernels - 20030802
Hi!

> > I guess a) is okay. There are not *so* many remote controls out there.
> I think more than one per card model. Other Kworld Card have different
> remote than mine, as you can see on my homepage, my lircd.conf isn't one
> of the ones in lirc remotes list.
>
> > I guess thats okay; if I want decoder-that-decodes-anything, I need
> > one that connects to serial port and has non-trivial configuration.
> But I can't take a new tv card, plug it into my machine, start up,
> configure the remote, and use xine.

I actually want to "Take a new tv card, plug it into machine, start
up, use xine", without configuring remote ;-).

> Also, from user apps dev view, I think is more difficult to check for
> input events knowing that every remote has different buttons, instead of
> configure the .lircrc and use lirc_client for receive directly
> software-commands.

I think the right way is for application to just use buttons it knows
about. We already have some multimedia buttons on keyboard and some
more on remote...

> We can drop /dev/lirc*, and use input events with received codes, but I
> think that lircd is still needed to translate them into userland
> commands...

I believe we should be able to make it work without lircd, but input
events with received codes is still better than current situation.

Pavel
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