LIRC user interface

configname: CONFIG_LIRC

Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>Device Drivers
└─>Remote Controller support
└─>LIRC user interface
In linux kernel since version 2.6.36 (release Date: 2010-10-20)  
Enable this option to enable the Linux Infrared Remote
Control user interface (e.g. /dev/lirc*). This interface
passes raw IR to and from userspace, which is needed for
IR transmitting (aka "blasting") and for the lirc daemon.