Bug 428611 - IrDA fails to work in SIR mode on ThinkPad X60
Summary: IrDA fails to work in SIR mode on ThinkPad X60
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-14 06:34 UTC by Dimi Paun
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:47:12 UTC

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Description Dimi Paun 2008-01-14 06:34:26 UTC
Description of problem:

When loading irattach:
 # irattach /dev/ttyS1

I get the following message in /var/log/messages

Jan 14 00:59:34 tavi kernel: ttyS1: LSR safety check engaged!
Jan 14 00:59:34 tavi irattach: tcgetattr: Input/output error
Jan 14 00:59:34 tavi irattach: Stopping device /dev/ttyS1
Jan 14 00:59:34 tavi irattach: ioctl(SIOCGIFFLAGS): No such device
Jan 14 00:59:34 tavi irattach: exiting ...

I have read all HOWTOs and Googled for solutions to this problems
for many hours on end, to no avail. I know the settings are correct:
  * IrDA is enabled in BIOS 
  * IRDA is set to SIR mode (io=0x2f8 irq=3 dma=3)
  * the kernel recognizes the port:

serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3) is NS16550A

  * this is the only serial port recognized by the system, the other
    one is disabled from the BIOS
  * operating IrDA in SIR mode is the recommended first step
    on all relevant HOWTOs

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. simply run 'service irda start'
This has been one of the most frustrating experiences in a while.
Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated!

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 09:25:38 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:47:12 UTC
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