Subject: Re: cir driver?
To: Werner Backes <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/10/2002 00:59:20
The cir driver has some infrastructure, but no API to userland,
nor to low level drivers.  So it's not really there at all. :-)

    -- Lennart

Werner Backes wrote:

>I think about connecting an IR receiver to my NetBSD
>machine to control it via an IR remote control. 
>I already looked at "lirc" which supports many different
>receivers (I'd like to use a home brew device attachted
>to the serial port) but seems to be available for LINUX
>only. In the NetBSD package collection I found "libirman"
>but it only supports the (commercial) IRMan device.
>Finally, I looked at the cir device which seems to be
>what I possibly need but the man page says "This device 
>is not yet functional". So my question is: what is the
>current state of this device? Is it already usable somehow
>and what IR devices are (or will be) supported?
>           Werner