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Re: Suggestions for reporting remote control button presses to userland
Iain Hibbert wrote:
On Tue, 7 Oct 2008, Jared D. McNeill wrote:
I have a 24-button IR remote control here that I want to use with NetBSD.
There is a Sony Bluetooth remote (intended for the PS/3) that would be
neat to be able to use also. I didn't look into it but there was some
mention on the freebsd bluetooth list a while ago.
I have one, they are very nice indeed.
My driver decodes the key presses, but I don't know how to deliver them
to userland. wskbd seems a bit heavy, and even if there was an easier
way I'm not sure how I would represent a button named eg. "DVD menu" or
"Guide" with wskbd.
how do keyboards (or computers) with 'media buttons' work? If they
translate into some kind of keycode then I think a remote control should
probably just do that also.. (it is a key press on a board of keys :)
It looks like the USB HID spec has provisions for this type of thing:
The HID class consists primarily of devices that are used by humans to
control the operation of computer systems. Typical examples of HID class
Controls that might be found on devices such as telephones, VCR remote
controls, games or simulation devices—for example: data gloves,
throttles, steering wheels, and rudder pedals.
It would be nice of there was a uhidev compatible layer that any driver
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