[mythtv-users] Is Lirc 0.9.0 now using key up events ?

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Sat Apr 21 07:48:29 UTC 2012

On 4/20/2012 4:22 PM, Roger Siddons wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:28:10 +0100, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM, Dan Littlejohn
>> <dan.littlejohn at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> My current understanding is that you have the in kernel code (a
>>> couple buttons will "just work" in Myth now) and then there is a
>>> bridge to
>>> lirc where you can make what buttons you want to a key table. So it goes
>>> kernel -> keytable -> lirc.
>> If all you want is input you can skip lirc entirely and just do it in
>> the kernel.
>> See this recent thread:
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/511144#511144
>> Eric
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> Yes, I am using the kernel keytables at the moment - much simpler than
> lirc!
> However I might want to go back to lirc if I need to spawn an external
> browser - mythbrowser is much improved but I still have a few issues
> with it. I haven't got that far yet..

As the maintainer of MiniMyth, I wrote eventlircd 
<http://code.google.com/p/eventlircd/> in an attempt to more easily map 
key or key combinations from a Linux input device to LIRC (as well as 
support hot plug). The mapping of key or key combinations was originally 
done to support MCE remotes the appeared as USB HID devices that output 
a key combination when a remote control button was pressed. However, it 
has proven useful for remotes that have been converted to Linux event 
devices by the kernel drivers, because it enables these event devices 
the ability to take advantage of the power offered by the lircrc 
configuration file.

Also, eventlircd does some filtering in an attempt to make key downs, 
key repeats and key ups more palatable to the downstream LIRC enabled 

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