[mythtv-users] Implementing HD-PVR IR Blaster (more)

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 05:12:43 UTC 2009

On Nov 23, 2009, at 8:17 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:

> On Nov 22, 2009, at 10:38 AM, David Engel wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 12:29:01AM -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>>> Not to mention the bits to use imon devices in pure input (no lirc
>>> required) mode...
>> I use imon lirc on my main frontend.  Please tell me more.
> The lirc_imon driver in my git tree can drive an imon device that
> does onboard decoding (0x15c2:0xffdc and 0x15c2:0x0034-0046 devices)
> as a pure input layer device, with all keys mapped to input
> subsystem keys, as defined in include/linux/input.h in the linux
> kernel source. So you hit the volume keys, and instead of being
> handled by lirc, you see a KEY_VOLUMEUP, KEY_VOLUMEDOWN or KEY_MUTE
> event arrive in the system -- just like these were keys on a
> multimedia keyboard or laptop keyboard.
> Note however that this does not mean you can't use lirc anymore, if
> that's still preferred. You can either pass a modparam to the driver
> to run as it always has, or you can use the devinput userspace lirc
> driver.
> I need to get back to some input layer key capture stuff within
> MythTV itself to make it more feasible to use the remote with MythTV
> in pure input mode w/o lirc involved at all, but we're not quite
> there yet...
> --
> Jarod Wilson
> jarod at wilsonet.com

Very nice Jarod.

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