To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
Date: 12/05/2001 19:41:35
I have added some minimal support for IrDA communication in the
kernel. It presents IrDA frames to userland; the kernel has
all the knowledge of how to talk to the actual hardware and presents
a uniform interface to the userland protocol stack.
The IrDA frame devices are are named /dev/irframe0, etc.
At the moment there is support for the Toshiba Oboe chip (PCI)
and for IrDA dongles on serial lines (and integrated IrDA that
looks like a serial port).
There is a userland stack that works together with the kernel drivers
in the comms/birda package.
Sample use with a serial dongle:
irdaattch tty02 # dongle on tty02
irs -o -e # get ready to recieve one OBEX record
After this you can beam a record from your PDA to the IrDA port.
Place your cell phone next to the IrDA port and talk to the modem by
Please report problems, but don't expect fixes from me.