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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/18] lirc driver for the ATI USB RF remote receiver
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 05:08:31PM +0300, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 09:05:58AM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > On Wednesday 10 September 2008 05:58:32 Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> > > On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 12:05:51AM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > > > +config LIRC_ATIUSB
> > > > + tristate "ATI RF USB Receiver support"
> > > > + default n
> > > > + depends on LIRC_DEV
> > > > + help
> > > > + Driver for the ATI USB RF remote receiver
> > > > +
> > >
> > > We already have proper input drivers for these devices (ati_remote and
> > > ati_remote2).
> >
> > True, though I think some users still prefer using them with the lirc drivers
> > for assorted reasons. Configuring something like mythtv to work with the
> > ati_remote{,2} driver appears to be a bit more complex (or at least non-
> > standard vs. several other popular remotes) and not as functional vs.
> > configuring mythtv w/lirc_atiusb.
> >
> > http://evuraan.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to-use-ati-remote-wonder-ii-
> > remote.html
>
> The X11 limitations are unfortunate but they can be worked around with
> keymap support in the kernel driver.

X's evdev support is also maturing and hopefully hotplug support will be
implemented soon.

> ati_remote2 keymap patch is somewhere
> on it's way upstream as we speak. Not sure about ati_remote though.
>

Yeah, its in my "next" branch, waiting for .28 to open.

> Furthermore if lirc can already handle input from event devices then the
> lirc_atiusb drivers are simply not needed.
>
> --
> Ville Syrjälä
> syrjala@sci.fi
> http://www.sci.fi/~syrjala/
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