zeroconf LIRC daemon using input event
is a small LIRC daemon that reads from
X devices and sends the received
keycodes to connecting LIRC clients. inputlircd
needs no configuration, it uses the standardised names for the keycodes as
used by the kernel. Many USB remote controls that present HID devices, as well
as multimedia keyboards should work out of the box.
expects a list of input event devices as
commandline parameters. It will only read events from those devices.
- Location of the UNIX socket to which LIRC clients can
connect. The default is
- Run in the foreground.
- Capture modifier keys. This causes the CTRL, SHIFT, ALT and
META keys to be treated as modifer keys that, when used in combination
with another keys, change the LIRC event from that key rather than being
sent as their own LIRC events.
- Set the repeat rate (in milliseconds) of the remote
control. The default is 0. Repeated keys that arrive less than
repeat-rate milliseconds apart will be
flagged as as repeat LIRC events.
- Grab the input device(s). This gives
inputlircd exclusive access to the input
devices and stops events from propagating any further.
- Minimum keycode to send to LIRC clients. Keycodes lower
than this number are filtered out. The default is 88, this filters out the
alphanumeric section and the keypad section of normal keyboards, but
allows all extended keys. The rationale is that clients should not be able
to grab normal keypresses, this could be a security risk.
- Name of an input device to read events from. This scans all
available input event devices, and if the symbolic name of an event device
matches device name, adds it to the list
of devices to read from. The device name
can contain wildcard patterns, see glob(7).
To get a list of available devices and their names, cat
/proc/bus/input/devices or use
- Set user and group id to that of
username after opening the devices and
UNIX socket as root. The default is nobody.
- Provides the path to a file containing a mapping between
input event key names and the commands which should be reported via lirc.
The files should contain lines of the form
KEY_FOO = bar. This is useful for backward
compatibility. The default is not to use a translation table.
- One or more input event devices. If you want to use
inputlircd to process multimedia keys on the
keyboard, then /dev/input/event0 is the most
likely choice. If you have other input devices, such as USB remote
controllers that act like a HID device, then you probably need one of the
other event devices present. See
/proc/bus/input/devices for a list of
available input devices. If unsure, you can add all available input event
- Default location of the UNIX socket to which LIRC clients
- The kernel input layer's event device files.
- List of all input devices.