[Proposal] Kernel Evdev IR support
Benjamin Zores <ben@...>
Proposer: Benjamin Zores
Summary: Add kernel remote control support through evdev.
Many STB multimedia embedded devices feature a remote control support.
Based on LIRC, it's always a pain to get the right driver to work with
the right receiver and it's hard to configure and support multiple
remotes on a given system.
Mainline kernel never get LIRC included but a few remotes currently
are supported, providing a regular evdev interface, acting like a
regular keyboard/mouse controller.
The idea would be to create some framework for generic remote
handling, with migration from currently LIRC-supported remotes
to new API.
Some work/patches already have been worked out...
Tim Bird <tim.bird@...>
Benjamin Zores wrote:
Summary: Add kernel remote control support through evdev.Thanks. Proposal page is at:
Architecture Group Chair, CE Linux Forum
Senior Staff Engineer, Sony Corporation of America