Bug 498580 - lircm does not work in Xorg on Fedora 10+
lircm does not work in Xorg on Fedora 10+
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lirc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jarod Wilson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-01 05:25 EDT by Jan ONDREJ
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:23 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:23:26 EST
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Updated HAL fdi file (1.85 KB, application/octet-stream)
2009-05-01 05:25 EDT, Jan ONDREJ
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Description Jan ONDREJ 2009-05-01 05:25:05 EDT
Created attachment 342059 [details]
Updated HAL fdi file

Description of problem:
Fedora 10 has new input device detection using HAL and this makes lircm non functional. In my Xorg.log there are these messages:

(II) The server relies on HAL to provide the list of input devices.
        If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable AllowEmptyInput.
(WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd' or 'mouse' will be disabled.
(WW) Disabling Keyboard0
(WW) Disabling LIRC-Mouse

And then my lirc mouse is not functional. After some investigation there is one solution on web:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(it's my own package with IRMAN support, based on original lirc-0.8.4a-3)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. configures lircm
2. try to use it
Actual results:
does not work

Expected results:
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for, module version = 1.3.0
        Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
        ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0
(**) Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
(**) (unnamed): Device: "/dev/lircm"
(**) (unnamed): Protocol: "IMPS/2"
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
(**) (unnamed): always reports core events
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/lircm"
(**) Option "Buttons" "5"
(==) (unnamed): Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
(**) (unnamed): ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) (unnamed): Buttons: 9
(**) (unnamed): Sensitivity: 1
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "(unnamed)" (type: MOUSE)

Additional info:
Unfortunately this does not work for me, because my IRMAN device does not use lirc_serial module, which is tested in this configuration. I have to change match line in this example to:
     <match key="info.udi" string="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/lirc_mouse">
and emit HAL device by running:
     hal-device --add lirc_mouse < /dev/null > /dev/null
from /etc/rc.d/rc.local. This command cannot be run from lirc init script, because haldaemon is not running in time of starting lirc.
If you have better place for this hal-device command, tell me.
Until this has been solved, it will be better to at least add this /etc/hal/fdi/policy/30user/10-lirc_serialmouse.fdi as a standard part ot lirc package
(I am not sure, it this need to be in /etc/hal or in /usr/share/hal).
A better solution for me may be an updated 10-lirc_serialmouse.fdi, which will contain original part and also my updated part (attached to this bug report).
Comment 1 Jarod Wilson 2009-09-17 10:14:48 EDT
I think the best way to integrate lircmd with current xorg is to use lircmd's new uinput support, which was added in 0.8.6, iirc.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 06:53:26 EST
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