CELF Project Proposal/Kernel evdev IR support
- Add kernel remote control support through evdev.
- Benjamin Zores
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... See
Lirc is in mainline now, albeit in the staging area at the moment.