Joined: Aug. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 29 2006,05:33
You need two things - the modules, and the utilities.
Most laptops have an IrDA chip made by SMC or NSC. DSL already has the driver modules for these (smc-ircc.o & nsc-ircc.o)
So first you need to load and configure your module ... this can be somewhat complex. There is a good howto here -
Your IrDA device is seen as a serial device (usually /dev/ttyS2 on a laptop), and a common problem is that your system may see it at the wrong IRQ. You would need the "setserial" utility to correct this.
Now you need irda-utils from http://irda.sourceforge.net/
These utilities will start the IrDA service, and other applications (like JPilot) should then be able to interact with /dev/irda0 or /dev/ircomm0.