On Jun 22, 2011, at 12:52 PM, Zokama wrote:
> Hi list!
> I was wondering, what exactly is the relation between the lirc_serial
> driver and the Linux kernel serial driver? Is there any at all? Are they
> just fighting over the same resource?
Correct, you can only have one or the other loaded and talking to the
physical hardware at a time.
> I'm talking about pre-2.6.36 kernels
> (if that makes any difference). Could I use the Lirc driver without even
> having the Linux one on the system?
> Will the Lirc driver create the /dev
> char device?
If you mean /dev/lirc0, yes. (Well, actually, lirc_dev creates it, but
lirc_serial registers itself with lirc_dev to make that happen).