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SubjectRe: Linux and remote control device
On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 09:01:10AM +0100, Francis Moreau wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to add support for my Infrared remote control to Linux.
> So far I only see LIRCD project that make the kernel support
> such device but I'm not sure if this project is the best choice
> since it's not part of mainline kernels. And there are certainly
> good reasons which I'm not aware of.
> Another possibility is to make the remote controle device an input
> device. But I see several flaws:
> - The IR receiver on my board can't be use as a transmitter any
> more

The input subsystem moves events in both directions. It would need some
additional hacking to work with IR transmitters, but it might be

> - All scancodes are embedded in the kernel.

While they reside in the kernel, they can be changed from userspace.

> Do you think it's still the way to go despite the 2 points raised above ?

It might be, but I'm not 100% convinced either.

Vojtech Pavlik
Director SuSE Labs

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