[linux-dvb] getting rid of input dev in dvb-usb (was: Re: [PATCH] Add remote control support to Nova-TD (52009))

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Fri Sep 26 00:36:54 CEST 2008

On Thu, 25 Sep 2008, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>> How would it work with the key-table onces it is done with hidraw?
> Patrick,
> If implemented properly, key code tables can be replaced anytime in 
> userspace.
> We have already a tool for this, under v4l2-apps/util. It is called keytable. 
> The tool can be used to get the current key association of an input device, 
> generating a text file, or to load a text file into an input device.
> When you build the tool, the Makefile will parse several keycode tables 
> already existing on V4L and at the common IR files, writing them into 
> keycodes/ dir. It would be really easy to parse other files and create their 
> tables as well.

That sounds great, though I would prefer a more generic solution if it 
exists/will exist.

Assuming I would go with this one: how could I make sure, that I don't 
break support for existing users? Is there a way to request/suggest a 
certain keymap from the kernel module, depending on the device's default.

If not, I think we have problem - we shall not forget, we are plumbers ;).

Maybe the solution is to go with this model in the future and keep the 
current keymaps where they are?

What do you think?


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