Monday, 7 July 2008

LIRC setup! (now in Fedora)

If you have an infra-red remote control, you can now use gnome-lirc-properties, available in Fedora Rawhide. There were quite a few changes and upstream fixes required to make it work, which makes this change blog-worthy.

Thanks to Murray and Mathias for the help getting the changes in upstream.


Jakob said...

Very nice to see. Does it also work in FC9?

Anonymous said...

But has lirc been merged in upstream's kernel yet?

hadess said...

Jakob, it doesn't work in FC9 I'm afraid, it needs an lirc that's too new. But running:
yum --enablerepo=rawhide install gnome-lirc-properties
will drag the dependencies. Easier than backporting given the few differences between the stacks.

Anonymous, I have no idea whether it's merged upstream, or which part of lirc you're specifically talking about (I guess it's the receiver drivers).