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

Pavel Machek "pavel@suse.cz" wrote:

[...]
>>> * This looks like it should be integrated with drivers/input. After
>>> all remote control is just a strange keyboard. What are reasons that
>>> can't be done?

Because for most drivers the decoding is done in user space by the lircd
daemon.

[...]
> I know about lirc project, and I'd like to see it merged, but if lirc
> uses wrong interface, it is unsuitable for the kernel.

Is it the wrong interface?

> Motivation for having same code for infrared controls and normal
> keyboards: normal keyboards tend to have "play"/"stop"/"vol+"/"vol-"
> keys these days; certainly HP omnibook xe3 has them. It would be nice
> to handle them in an uniform way.

No problem. Feed these keys to lircd. Voila: uniform interface to all
applications.

There already is a patch for exactly that here:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/
index.php?func=detail&aid=670000&group_id=5444&atid=305444

I didn't have the time yet to have a closer look at this patch.

Christoph
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