Monday 10 May 2010

My new toys

Thanks to Openismus and Fluendo for sending me 7 new remotes. I guess it means I need to start helping Jarod make all those remotes work using the input layer now :)


ओंकार (Onkar) said...

I can see about 5 remotes, bunch of wires and some other devices I can not recognize.
Any chance you are playing with lirc these days?

Bastien Nocera said...

The “blogging from phone” thing isn't working out quite as instantly as I imagined :)

Yeah, it's 7 new remotes and the receivers that go with them. Including some that plug into the microphone input. Eeek.

Dimitri John Ledkov said...

Christmas came early for some, huh? =) Anywho weirdest parcel I ever saw =)

James Henstridge said...

I had a go at configuring LIRC for a remote recently, and it reminded me of trying to get things working under Linux 10 years ago.

Having the events get through to the application via input layer would simplify things enormously.

The next thing would be to automatically recognise the remote control codes, but I assume that is a bit more difficult given the large variety of remotes.

Bastien Nocera said...

LIRC is quite hard to setup, and the work Jarod and Mauro have been doing is moving most of the handling of remotes into the kernel.

We still need XI2, and support for Linux keycodes higher than 256 in and the toolkits before we can just rely on the Input Layer, rather than LIRC.

For the common case of the remote coming with a specific receiver, we should be able to do most of the work in the kernel (as I did for the Apple Infrared Receiver in Macs).

Work to do :)

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