Linux LIRC RedRat3

A Linux device driver and LIRC support is available for the RedRat3-II.

Which Version?
The lirc-redrat version to install depends on your Linux kernel version (use uname -r to find out).

  • From kernel 3.3 onwards support is built-in and so this driver is not required.
  • From kernel 3.0 to 3.3, kernel support is available but is buggy! Version 3.3 or later is recommended.
  • For kernels 2.6.35 and (slightly) upwards use lirc-redrat3-0.8.7.tar.gz.
  • For kernels 2.6.31 and upwards use lirc-redrat3-0.8.6.tar.gz.

For kernel versions between those given above, the driver may require tweaking to compile and run, or it may not work at all!

We are not experts on LIRC or the rc-core, but have tried to put together some information on setting up the LIRC to work with the RedRat3-II here – Using RedRat3 on Linux.pdf.

Installation Instructions for Kernel Versions < 3.0 Only
If you need to support an older kernel version, then some instructions can be found here, though we would recommend trying to use a newer kernel.

Thanks To…
… the following for their work on Linux support for the RedRat3 and RedRat3-II:

  • John Schmerge for getting this project going
  • S. Cox for work on the RedRat LIRC driver
  • Andrew Vincer at RedRat HQ for updating, testing and instructions
  • Jarod Wilson at Red Hat (NOT RedRat) for help and information, plus work on moving RedRat3-II support to the kernel.
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