HAL support for remote controls
andrej.gelenberg at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 12 03:30:14 PDT 2007
I would say, that event reporting through the dbus is not bad idea.
On Sat, Aug 11, 2007 at 11:22:13PM +0200, Arnaud Quette wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've been thinking a bit more about adding support for remote controls in HAL.
> The obvious things that first come in mind are that:
> - it will be through LIRC,
> - it won't be used for events reporting, but only for device detection.
> Event reporting will still be through the /dev/lircd socket or the
> future uinput support.
> Then, it will be limited to devices that can be autodetected, so USB only.
> Legacy devices (serial) are so out of scope, at least while waiting
> for HAL to support these (@Dave: any news on this point?)
> There may be a room for detecting the ones bundled with tv cards based
> upon the detection of these last (pci).
> The creation of an fdi file to report static information would be
> enough, at least for a first round.
> Basically, it expose a new input device, with the manufacturer and
> model name, and a new extra capability "input.remote_control".
> The following gives an example of .fdi entry:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> <!-- -*- SGML -*- -->
> <deviceinfo version="0.2">
> <!-- ATI Wireless Remote Receiver, model no. 5000023600 -->
> <match key="info.bus" string="usb_device">
> <match key="usb_device.vendor_id" int="0x0bc7">
> <match key="usb_device.product_id" int="0x0004">
> <merge key="info.category" type="string">input</merge>
> <append key="info.capabilities" type="strlist">input</append>
> <append key="info.capabilities"
> I will think a bit more about adding extra information to
> "input.remote_control" (drivers and configuration info, access method,
> Denis Gautherot, from the Ubuntu Media Center team, is currently
> working on extracting, and assembling a complete list of USB IDs and
> their matching info for all USB remotes.
> Once he has completed is task, we will generate a complete fdi, and
> include it in the LIRC sources. Denis' work will also be useful to
> make LIRC configless (still limited to USB devices)
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