FIR dongle on VIA EPIA
Topic: FIR dongle on VIA EPIA
started by: sixdiamants
Posted by sixdiamants on Jan. 07 2008,21:46Hello all,
I've been trying to get an Actisys IR-210L infrared dongle running. It is plugged into a FIR 5-pin connector on my Via Epia 5000 motherboard. Extensive googling yielded no result so far.
Afaik this indicates that the kernel found an irda-compatible chipset.
This would indicate that I've got an infrared interface looking to discover near devices - Vivat!
However, syslog looks distinctly dodgier:
Then run irdadump to see that the thing ignores my beloved Siemens C75 placed close to the dongle.
Trying variations with -d actisys et al. yield similar results. This is driving me bonkers and any hints would be greatly appreciated !!
Posted by Juanito on Jan. 08 2008,03:47Are you trying to use the device in SIR emulation mode or have you loaded a module to try to use it in FIR mode?
The reason I ask is that you might need to disable a conflicting serial port to use the the device in FIR mode. In SIR mode you might need to tell the system which /dev to use.
For info, on my laptop the SMCS IrCC device will work in SIR mode but hangs dsl when I attempt to use it in FIR mode. Using dsln, both SIR and FIR work.
Posted by curaga on Jan. 08 2008,18:11Irda modules aren't in the base - they can be gotten from net-modules.tar.gz from current/extra_modules from your favorite mirror..
Posted by Juanito on Jan. 09 2008,03:32
- depends which one, they are in 3.x but not in 4.x
You can also get the irda modules for 4.x from the mydsl modules section - irda_modules-2.4.31.dsl
Posted by curaga on Jan. 09 2008,15:53
From this I assumed 4.x..
Posted by sixdiamants on Jan. 10 2008,22:05Gents,
I had this kernel module loaded from boot:
Obviously, DSL took a liking to some hardware on the Epia MB and decided to load the via-ircc module. Haven't got a clue what it does though so I removed it and replaced it by the irda module
included in irda-utils.unc into the kernel,
But again to no avail !
The dongle is plugged into this 5-pin connector on the motherboard. I suppose that the ttyS0 is the serial port so irattach /dev/ttyS0 is unlikely to receive any packets !
When I deactivate the FIR thingy in Bios, the via-ircc is not loaded which suggests there's a linux-ready device lurking there.
So it would seem that I've got to attach my irda stack to this through this mysterious via-ircc module.
Posted by Juanito on Jan. 11 2008,06:41You might want to load more of the irda modules or change the interrupts to match your ir device, maybe < this post > might help?
You could also try unloading the serial module, loading the FIR module for your device and then connect in FIR mode?