[PC-BSD Testing] infrared/lirc

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Sep 23 11:05:55 PDT 2009

On Tue, 22 Sep 2009, Dru Lavigne wrote:

> I would suggest that we remove the Remote Controls system settings module. It requires lirc (which is easy enough to include in the
> release), but the freebsd port does not install ANY drivers (it suggests you port the Linux drivers in the src) and other than Lehey's
> mythtv howto, there are no lirc docs that apply to bsd. For the future, it would be uber-cool for PC-BSD to port the drivers and include
> lirc support with documentation--but that won't be in time for the next release. It might also be cool to rewrite this module so it
> supports other infrared packages other than lirc, such as mythtv, birda, uird, etc.
> If the decision is made to keep Remote Controls, I would suggest that lirc be installed in the release and I'll make a note in the book
> that figuring out how to get one's device to do anything is an experiment left to the reader.
> Cheers,
> Dru
> !DSPAM:1,4ab8cdae14806342990371!


I've just removed the module from system-settings, the tool is still on the system, which may come in useful
for people to want to try it out, or work on porting.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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