Bug 84565 - IrDA doesn't work out of box
Summary: IrDA doesn't work out of box
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: irda-utils
Version: phoebe
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: wdovlrrw
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-18 23:59 UTC by Peter Bowen
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-19 01:11:40 UTC

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Description Peter Bowen 2003-02-18 23:59:01 UTC
In order to get IrDA working I had to do two things:

1) change DEVICE to /dev/ttyS1 in /etc/sysconfig/irda.  The default of
/dev/ttyS2 didn't work.  irattach didn't do any when it was set to this.

2) Add the modules to modules.conf.  Some program should add the alias to

alias char-major-161 ircomm-tty

Comment 1 Peter Bowen 2003-02-19 00:02:03 UTC
OK, I take back point 2.  It looks like modprobe has the necessary aliases built in.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-19 00:43:48 UTC
DEVICE= sounds very much specific to your particular hardware. Not sure if
there's really anything we can do about that.

Comment 3 Peter Bowen 2003-02-19 01:11:40 UTC
Ok, you are right.  I just misread the docs, or general lack there of.  I was
under the impression it emulated a serial port on the specified device, but it
is the other way around.  It looks at that device and uses it as an irport, as
the BIOS emulates a serial port with a IR device attached, similar to a modem.

I'm going to open this so that others can find the answer on their hardware.

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