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

> > > I converted lirc_gpio into input/ layer (and killed support for
> > > hardware I do not have; sorry but it was essential to keep code
> > > small). Ported driver looks like this; I believe it looks better than
> > > old code. Patch is here.
> > You can here see the problem... not all tv cards use the same remote,
> > the switch doesn't work with my remote for example, so we have 2
> > possibilities:
> >
> > a) hardcode all the possible remotes adding these as new one come up,
> > this is a big work in the kernel source, and also we lost compatibility
> > with remotes that use the same frequency of the ones with the tv card,
> > and that now can be used.
> >
> > b) create an userspace utility that read the input layer for codes an
> > then translates them in user-definable commands. This is what lircd do
> > now...
>
> what about
>
> c) hardcode the basic decoding and use a mapping table
> which can be configure from userspace ...
> (like dvbs haupauge or xmodmap)

Acceptable, too; but I'd like remotes to work out-of-the-box, without
any config.

Of course, if you have homemade serial receiver, you should still be
able to use it, but in such case lircd solution is acceptable.
Pavel
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