Re: [PATCH 02/18] lirc serial port receiver/transmitter device driver

From: Stefan Lippers-Hollmann
Date: Tue Sep 09 2008 - 15:51:34 EST


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.

Stefan Lippers-Hollmann

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