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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/18] lirc serial port receiver/transmitter device driver
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On Tuesday 09 September 2008 15:51:12 Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote:
> Hi
>
> On Dienstag, 9. September 2008, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> > > +config LIRC_SERIAL
> > > + tristate "Homebrew Serial Port Receiver"
> > > + default n
> > > + depends on LIRC_DEV
> > > + help
> > > + Driver for Homebrew Serial Port Receivers
> >
> > What receivers might these be? Do any actually exist?
>
> [...]
>
> This might actually be the most common setup, as it is very easy to
> build[1] with minimal soldering skills and has also been used by various
> vendors (older models of the TechniSat SkyStar2 DVB-S budget card, to name
> just one example; it is only slowly being replaced by alternative means,
> as serial ports are becoming rare on newer systems.
>
> Regards
> Stefan Lippers-Hollmann
>
> [1] http://www.lirc.org/receivers.html

One frequently-used source of pre-built serial receivers (and transmitters)
here in the US is http://irblaster.info/.

Hey, that actually just reminded me... I think I *do* have a serial IR
receiver laying about somewhere that came w/one of my TechniSat SkyStar
HD-5000 cards... Thank you, Stefan! ;)

--
Jarod Wilson
jarod@redhat.com



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