On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 14:57 -0600, alhaz@... wrote:
> Quoting Florin Andrei <florin@...>:
> > Yet another option would be to build a custom sensor. This shouldn't be
> > difficult, as in a past life I designed and built everything from LED
> > blinkers to full microprocessor-based systems, and I may actually still
> > have an IR diode collecting dust somewhere from previous experiments
> > with LIRC and custom hardware years ago, but:
> > - I'm not sure whether it's doable (can this remote be paired with an
> > arbitrary sensor and still work with LIRC?)
> > - I'm kind of running out of connectors on the motherboard; the only COM
> > port is already taken by a Crystalfontz CFA633 display. Maybe I can use
> > the LPT for the sensor?
> > - It's a lot more work than just using the existing sensor (sounds kind
> > of lame, but it's a fact).
> I keep meaning to build a usbirboy for that sort of situation.
> But yeah, the parallel port is still an option i think. does your
> motherboard have an irda header by any chance? I think there were some
> hacks for that as well.
One big caveat (to me) with lirc_parallel: its not smp-safe. So if ya
have more than one cpu core (or even hyperthreading), you lose.