Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 369921
Patch to bttv-input.c to make it work with WINFAST2000XP remote under /dev/input
Last modified: 2008-01-14 03:55:00 EST
Description of problem:
As is probably well-known, kernel 2.6.22 "broke" the lirc-gpio module method of
accessing various bt88x remotes under lirc, leaving the /dev/input method as the
Unfortunately, the Leadtek WINFAST TV2000XP ir controller which is a bt88x card
does not work unless bttv-input.c is patched. There is a patch that can be found
on the Internet but the value it uses for ir->mask_keycode masks some keys on
the deluxe remote resulting in dead and duplicate keys. Instead, one should use:
ir->mask_keycode = 0x8f8.
I would suggest that the following patch be added to bttv-input.c (which is used
to compile the bttv.ko module) so that the WINFAST PVR2000XP remotes can work
again in Fedora/Linux.
Created attachment 250501 [details]
Patch for lirc winfast2000XP
Any comment on including this patch???????
Makes sense to me. Has anyone submitted this to v4l/dvb upstream?
Any progress on getting this included?
I have not submitted it to v4l/dvb upstream (don't know what it is or how to do
Note I have upgraded to F8 and the patch STILL works and is necessary on FC8
Quick intro: I'm a Fedora contributer doing some kernel bug triaging
Dear email@example.com, many thanks for the patch, great work! Unfortunately
the Fedora kernel maintainers are way to busy to forward patches upstream (I've
tried this path myself in the past and failed). As Jarod tried to explain in
comment #3, the proper procedure to get patches in the kernel is to send them
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And send a mail with your patch there (once your patch has been accepted you can
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Closing this with a resolution of upstream as that is the proper place to handle