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Irdroid USB Infrared Transceiver on Linux Kernels greater than 5.8

Since the release of Linux Kernel version 5.8 the Irdroid USB Infrared Transceiver and the Irtoy driver are automatically loaded as kernel modules, on systems with kernels > 5.8.

How does this work?

  • The kernel recognizes the device by USB VID/PID
  • Once the device is inserted, the proper Linux Kernel modules are automatically loaded
  • A new device is present in /dev/ , called /dev/lirc0 which now allows you to skip any changes to the default /etc/lirc/lirc_options.conf configuration file
  • Practically the device becomes Plug & Play without any user interaction on the host system.

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