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Infrared in Linux: LIRC July 15, 2008

Posted by idebian in Debian, GNU/Linux, Hardware.
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LIRC is the Linux Infrared Remote Control framework: it’s widely used to control the computer with an IR remote (connected either to a USB or a Serial Port) and to send IR commands, if the hardware supports this feature – unfortunately mine don’t ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

In this post I’ll show how to configure the iMac Apple Remote to work in Linux: this will let us control our favorite media player (Totem, Xine, MPlayer, Rhythmbox) comfortably sitting on our sofร  ๐Ÿ˜‰


Manage HID Bluetooth devices in Linux July 6, 2008

Posted by idebian in Debian, GNU/Linux, Hardware.
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This is a post dedicated to all of you guys who’d like to use Bluetooth HID (Human Interface Device), i.e. keyboard, mouse, etc. in Linux.

In my case the dongle is integrated in iMac (based on a Broadcom BCM2045B2 chipset) and the HID devices are the Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard and the Apple Mighty mouse, but the concepts here are still valid for other devices.

It takes me a while to have a clear picture of the concepts here, so I wish this guide will make a smooth path for you ๐Ÿ˜‰