From: Yan Seiner <yan@ca...> - 2003-09-13 20:19:27
Does anyone know of a way to use LIRC as the keyboard driver?
I have two cheap infrared keyboards that I'd love to use with LIRC to
control my computers and de-clutter the computer even more.
Is it possible to have one receiver for both remote control and a
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On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 16:19:14 -0400
Yan Seiner <yan@...> wrote:
> Does anyone know of a way to use LIRC as the keyboard driver?
> I have two cheap infrared keyboards that I'd love to use with LIRC to
> control my computers and de-clutter the computer even more.
> Is it possible to have one receiver for both remote control and a
Keyboard IR protocols are fairly complex, and keyboard ir receivers are
programmed to recognize only those protocols.
The Tuxscreen project has one example of a lirc-like driver for an ir
keyboard -- the device in question, a strongarm based telephone, has an
ir receiver attached to one of the serial portions of the cpu, and a
kernel driver was written that handles the ir signals and lets it behave
like a normal keyboard. You could adapt something like that -
In my case, I'm using the hardware and software of the jp1 project to
teach an off the shelf universal remote control to mimic the signals
from my ir keyboard. This is harder than it sounds -- like i said, the
keyboard ir protocols are fairly complex, in my case the learning
ability of my remote control was totally insufficient. The project
required the development of a protocol upgrade for the remote. Which,
I'm lucky, someone else had already accomplished before i started.