Comment 19 for bug 204960


OK last question for sanities sake. Is there a usecase for this IR device
outside of LIRC? Does it act like normal key presses otherwise? Reason I
ask is because lirc gets installed by default on all mythbuntu installs and
can't be removed without breaking a lot of other stuff. Do you see it as
possible that someone would want to be using a media centre without LIRC but
native support on these devices.

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 09:32, Ari <email address hidden> wrote:

> Hi Mario, I don't think there are negative side effects to this; I am
> matching specifically this:
> contains_ncase="saa7134 ir"
> which is the infrared function of the chipset, which is bound to make
> LIRC fail if we don't do this.
> If people install lirc, I would have this added automatically to the
> blacklist. These days there are a few new easy configuration tools for
> remotes based on lircs so people with legacy HW will run into this
> problem.
> The use of blacklisting stuff from HAL has been suggested by laga and is
> used in other cases as well.
> Thanks,
> Ari
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Mario Limonciello
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