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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lirc for 2.5/2.6 kernels - 20030802
On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 07:56:42PM +0200, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> Gerd Knorr wrote:
> >
> > > 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...
> >
> > That translation isn't done by lircd, but by the lirc_client library.
> > This is no reason for keeping lircd as event dispatcher, the input layer
> > would do equally well (with liblirc_client picking up events from
> > /dev/input/event<x> instead of lircd).
>
> IMHO there's one problem:
>
> If a remote control has e.g. a "1" key this doesn't mean that a user
> wants a "1" to be written into your editor while editing source code.
> The "1" key on a remote control simply has a differnt _meaning_ than
> the "1" key on your keyboard -- depending of course on what the user
> thinks this key should mean.

That's what BTN_1 is for. ;)

> - users should be able to prevent remote keys from being fed into
> the normal keyboard input queue; non lirc aware programs should
> not recieve these events
> (OTOH, if you use an IR keyboard...)

Yes, the console needs to be configurable in that respect. Its something
that needs to be fixed.

> - IR events should reach the applications independant of X keyboard
> focus (well, maybe; the user should be able to decide)
>
> With the current input subsystem, the only possiblity is lircd
> grabbing the remote events with EVIOCGRAB, and passing them
> on to the applications.

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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