> There are still some conceptional problems to be solved. If you are
> interested in code contact Pavel Machek <pavel@...>.
I wrote him an email. AFAIK there is no /dev/dsp on mac os x/darwin..
What are the conceptional problems to be solved ?
>> I just tried out the normal serial homebrew TSOP 1738 and connected the
>> output over two resistors
>> to limit voltag to around 1 V and a 100nF to a standard sound card and
>> everything looks fine.
> Ok, that should also work, but your solution needs some kind of external
> power supply, doesn't it?
Sure it needs a power supply. But getting the 5V from inside the Mac is
no big deal.
Probably the harddrive connector should be fine.
In the end, I'd like to have the TSOP on the frontside of the G4 nicely
Some other questions. I'm pretty new to linux/bsd development.
What options do I have to add a new device driver ?
From the lirc sources it'd guess writing a /dev/soundcard_ir device
driver would be fine.
But this looks quite complicated to me as for writing a device driver I
have to compile the
kernel and thats a no-no on Mac OS ( at least to distribute it..)
Next idea: can I write a new hw_soundcard.darwin.c and use a pseudo-tty
to let lirc get
the decoded ir data ? Are there any problems for lircd using a
>> I try to get everything done on my Mac OS X system and so far I figured
>> out that
>> - I have to use another version of config.guess anc config.sub script
> lirc-0.6.5 has old versions of these scripts. Up-to-date versions are in
Do those support powerpc-apple-darwin5.3 ? :)
I got lirc compiled. I'm pretty much confused with automake, autoconf,
I'd be happy to submit the changes but I don't know how.
Talk to you, if I can control anything on the Mac,