irda devices support
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at flat.berklix.net
Fri Apr 8 08:14:59 PDT 2005
Martin Roos wrote:
> well i have a usb-irda bridge dongle here, which has drivers under
> linux and windows and even in netbsd, but not in freebsd (how could it
> have drivers on freebsd if the irda support is absent ? )
> anyway, gnokii doesn't a thing about usb, so it can't help me out.
Shame, cos I have a new smaller Sony with (I think, serial & usb cables)
I wanted to move over to smaller sony & use USB too.
All I know is:
I have used infra red between FreeBSD & my Nokia.
It sometimes will & sometimes won't work, serial usually does
work though not always: fail to init. lock up.
(& it's not dirt, & its not device, might be hardware design,
power levels, frequency drift, or sowtware version related,
or serial protocol state table programming error.
I have 2 Nokia 6110 phones to try & I think have used 2
different laptops, & my brother under Win 95 also had same
problems sometimes with one of those 6110's on on infra
I believe there's more than one form of infra red, but don't
know which BSD supports, others here doubtless could give
a more authoratative answer.
> ps. what does your gnokii config look like ?
It seems the stuff I used got removed when I went back to cable,
but as I recall it was no more complex than
port = /dev/cuaaWhateverNumber
connection = infrared
& perhaps I only ran it on FreeBSD-4, not 5, 'cos I remember before, my
/dev/gnokii sym link disappearing on 5 (cos /dev is now dynamic),
havent had time to get back to it.
> referring to gnokii's own location i can hardly believe that the irda
> connection works under freebsd (perhaps in serial AT mode in some
> wierd ways?)
Dont know. I have controlled Nokia 6110 from FreeBSD infra red though.
(4 series certainly, maybe 5 too)
Julian Stacey Net & Sys Eng Consultant, Munich http://berklix.com
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