I today noticed, that lirc doesn't work/only partially works, when I'm
using a joystick-device.
I first noticed it, using a selfwritten-program, that reads both the
joystick and /dev/lircd. I used kernel 2.4.18-wolk3.5, lirc 0.6.5 and the
gamecon-joystick-driver (on parallel-port) and a selfmade ir-receiver on
To verify it, is used a gameport-joystick and there were events on
/dev/lircd, but only every 5th key pressed on the remote resulted in an
event. I also tested it, using kernel 2.4.18 and 2.4.18-wolk-3.7pre1, same
To reproduce it, I ran vdr (to test lirc) and used jstest. If jstest
/dev/js0 was active, I observed the above results.
Has anybody seen this behavior before?
Any hints and suggestions how to resolve this are welcome.
Rechenzentrum Universitaet Karlsruhe
Matthias Mueller "matthias.mueller@..." wrote:
> I today noticed, that lirc doesn't work/only partially works, when I'm
> using a joystick-device.
This is nothing I noticed with standard gameports. I've a light sensor
connected to the soundcard joystick port that is used all of the time.
> I first noticed it, using a selfwritten-program, that reads both the
> joystick and /dev/lircd. I used kernel 2.4.18-wolk3.5, lirc 0.6.5 and
> the gamecon-joystick-driver (on parallel-port) and a selfmade
> ir-receiver on the serial-port.
I think it's an issue with the special joystick driver you are using. It
probably also has something to do with the behaviour described in the
known bugs section in the documentation.
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