Subject: Re: IrDA?
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/28/1999 12:39:40
On Thu, Jan 28, 1999 at 11:35:31AM +0100, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
> > Does NetBSD support IrDA in any form?
> No.

Snif. ;)

> > The prices of Nokia 6150 GSM phones are dropping and.. and.. :-)
> But does it speak IrDA?  I have a 6110 and it only uses the
> lowest level of the IrDA stack, the rest is proprietary Nokia
> stuff.  Otherwise they couldn't charge outrageous amounts
> for their comm software. :-(

I don't know.  I have heard that 6110 doesn't speak proper IrDA, but that
6150 does.  I would have to try to find out.

If 6150 _does_ speak full IrDA, are all the required docs available in
the net or is there still something unknown that prevents writing support
for 6150 in NetBSD?

> You can do it in a user process.

That would help..  But when I checked some IrDA docs years ago, it seemed
like a lot of work to do (that's why I didn't want to implement full IrDA
in the application I wrote).