Re: [PATCH] lirc for 2.5/2.6 kernels - 20030802
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Mon Aug 11 2003 - 10:43:12 EST
> > 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
> 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.
I guess a) is okay. There are not *so* many remote controls out there.
I loose a tiny bit of flexibility: if I take DAV remote that happens
to almost work with bttv, I was able to use most of its keys with
lircd, but kernel module will not permit me to do that.
I guess thats okay; if I want decoder-that-decodes-anything, I need
one that connects to serial port and has non-trivial configuration.
When do you have a heart between your knees?
[Johanka's followup: and *two* hearts?]
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