More webcamd dvb remote hacks - lirc port update for testing

Juergen Lock nox at
Mon Feb 7 19:54:28 UTC 2011

On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 04:36:50PM +0100, Juergen Lock wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 10:35:53AM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > 
> > On 06/02/2011, at 10:01, Juergen Lock wrote:
> > > As I discovered a little while ago our lirc port is too old to
> > > handle the /dev/lirc0 device I patched webcamd to enable so I tried
> > > updating it:
> > > 
> > >
> > > 
> > > I have Cc'd the lirc port maintainer, do you think an update like
> > > this could go in?  I probably could also enable the ftdi support
> > > because we have devel/libftdi too, but I cannot test it.
> > 
> > I don't have any LIRC hardware anymore, so if you are actively using it you can take maintainership.
> Hmm ok, if noone else steps up...  The only `lirc hardware' I have
> are some usb dvb tuners and this `Hootoo' usb mediacenter remote,
> and the latter I couldn't get to work properly with lirc because
> of the way it handles repeat (i.e. it doesn't, it returns the code
> at button press and a zero at button release and I didn't find an
> easy way to make lirc behave with a device acting like that.  I did
> get that remote to work with the vdr remote plugin tho, only some
> buttons don't seem to return anything.)

I have just added support for libftdi and a few more usb ir receivers
to the lirc port update:

So if someone wants to test e.g. an usb ftdi ir receiver...


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