Bug 84565 - IrDA doesn't work out of box
IrDA doesn't work out of box
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: irda-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-02-18 18:59 EST by Peter Bowen
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-18 20:11:40 EST
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Description Peter Bowen 2003-02-18 18:59:01 EST
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 2003-02-18 19:02:03 EST
OK, I take back point 2.  It looks like modprobe has the necessary aliases built in.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-18 19:43:48 EST
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 2003-02-18 20:11:40 EST
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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