matt_garman Posted July 18, 2017 Report Share Posted July 18, 2017 Not sure if this is even doable, but I thought I'd ask... Rather than presenting itself to the OS as a keyboard, what if FLIRC presented itself as a generic serial device, and just passed the IR signals on to the OS? In the past, I've done exactly this with this device: USB-UIRT. Under Linux, the USB-UIRT shows up as a serial device (typically /dev/ttyUSB0). It's a "dumb" device in that it just passes the IR signals to the OS, so it's the OS's job to do something useful with them. Under Linux, you do this with LIRC. In my mind, for the FLIRC, I envision this as an "unsupported warranty-voiding community-support only advanced mode". You'd have to use the CLI tool to convert the FLIRC device to act in this manner. But as long as LIRC could recognize the signals, you have a much more generic device. There's no shortage of DIY plans for building a USB-UIRT equivalent, for not much money. As much as I love DIY electronics projects, if I could get the same result out of the box for $23 (i.e. FLIRC), I'd be really happy. :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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