Our product only support Windows 95/98/NT.
Can't support Linux environment.
So I politely informed them that it is supported
by the bttv driver and asked for some info about remote. No answer.
Well, I said to myself, this should not be that hard.
There is excellent documentation of Bt8xx chips put out
by Rockwell/Brooktree. I have discovered without much trouble that signals
from IR are decoded and send to the GPIO port of the Bt878 chip.
The wait is over
So, If you ware patient you will get some code :). Motivated by several messages from around the globe I've finished (?!) first pre-release of the driver. It is no longer a testing-only code it creates a character device (major 61, minor 0-4 - the minor depends on number of the card, the major will be probably changed to the one assigned to lirc drivers) with (non)/blocking reads from IR. The device spits out codes of pressed keys. When closed, the buffer is flushed. There is also a short testing program (readirctl.c). The whole is based and integrated with bttv driver (ver 0.6.3) and/or kernel bttv driver (developed and tested on 2.2.10). The code will compile only with 2.2.x kernel (I did not attempted to make it portable, yet). There is a small README and some example configuration files. Just unpack, check drivers/lirc_fly98/Makefile.am, run setup.sh and make. The IR module is named lirc_fly98.c. I've tried to make modifications to the bttv as minimal as possible. Do not forget to create a device file (as root execute: mknod IRCtl c 61 0 ). Please let me know how I did! I am not very experienced in kernel work. (You have been warned 8-) !
I did not noticed any hang-ups or something. But no warranty.
The code is GPL.
THIS IS BETA CODE !
Following some sugestions and code send to me by Unai Uribarri <email@example.com> I've modified the driver quite a lot. I think that it can be promoted to beta state now. The interface to the bttv driver has changed to the cleaner one and I have ported it to the kernel bttv driver. The driver should support lirc library interface now and has a blocking read mode implemented as well as a support for multiple cards. For now it works in single character readout mode only! Do not try to read more characters/codes from the device at once - you will get just an error code. I would greatly appreciate any comments/corrections about the driver.
The first working setup. With example configs. Get the lirc snapshot. I've removed older code. From now on only snapshots of lirc cvs will be posted here.
Now some source: