On Dec 2, 2009, at 2:56 PM, Dmitry Torokhov wrote: > On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 02:22:18PM -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote: >> On 12/2/09 12:30 PM, Jon Smirl wrote: >>>>>> (for each remote/substream that they can recognize). >>>>>>> >>>>>>> I'm assuming that, by remote, you're referring to a remote receiver >>>>>>> (and not to >>>>>>> the remote itself), right? >>>>> >>>>> If we could separate by remote transmitter that would be the best I >>>>> think, but I understand that it is rarely possible? >>> >>> The code I posted using configfs did that. Instead of making apps IR >>> aware it mapped the vendor/device/command triplets into standard Linux >>> keycodes. Each remote was its own evdev device. >> >> Note, of course, that you can only do that iff each remote uses distinct >> triplets. A good portion of mythtv users use a universal of some sort, >> programmed to emulate another remote, such as the mce remote bundled >> with mceusb transceivers, or the imon remote bundled with most imon >> receivers. I do just that myself. >> >> Personally, I've always considered the driver/interface to be the >> receiver, not the remote. The lirc drivers operate at the receiver >> level, anyway, and the distinction between different remotes is made by >> the lirc daemon. > > The fact that lirc does it this way does not necessarily mean it is the > most corerct way.
No, I know that, I'm just saying that's how I've always looked at it, and that's how lirc does it right now, not that it must be that way. > Do you expect all bluetooth input devices be presented > as a single blob just because they happen to talk to the sane receiver > in yoru laptop? Do you expect your USB mouse and keyboard be merged > together just because they end up being serviced by the same host > controller? If not why remotes should be any different? A bluetooth remote has a specific device ID that the receiver has to pair with. Your usb mouse and keyboard each have specific device IDs. A usb IR *receiver* has a specific device ID, the remotes do not. So there's the major difference from your examples. > Now I understand that if 2 remotes send completely identical signals we > won't be able to separete them, but in cases when we can I think we > should. I don't have a problem with that, if its a truly desired feature. But for the most part, I don't see the point. Generally, you go from having multiple remotes, one per device (where "device" is your TV, amplifier, set top box, htpc, etc), to having a single universal remote that controls all of those devices. But for each device (IR receiver), *one* IR command set. The desire to use multiple distinct remotes with a single IR receiver doesn't make sense to me. Perhaps I'm just not creative enough in my use of IR. :) -- Jarod Wilson ja...@wilsonet.com -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html