Infrared support

Tobias Roth roth at
Tue Oct 28 03:06:21 PST 2003

On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 10:06:22AM -0000, Vince Hoffman wrote:
> If I correctly understand my (second and closer) reading of the pkg-desc,
> birda only works on serial port dongles ?
> "A set of utilities to communicate with IrDA devices over an IrDA port
> on a serial line."
> So my built in infrared port wont work. (toshiba type-0.) Is this correct ?
> (guess i buy a dongle if so.)

most (all?) built-in irda ports are serial devices. i was able to get the
built-in infrared port on my T30 working. or at least birda showed some
reaction when i pointed the tv remote towards the ir receiver and zapped.
then i got bluetooth working and never used the irda port again :-)

cheers, t.

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