Eric Jorgensen wrote:
>>modprobe toshoboe # for Toshiba notebooks using toshoboe
>>I need to do this? Hope not, because:
>>root@... # find ./ -name "toshoboe*"
>>>If you use the kernel tools to attach the IR port to a tty than lircd
>>>to that tty it should. I have not tried but was looking at my Vaio the
>>>other day and the thought crossed my mind.
>>Am I on the right track:
>>root@... # cat /etc/modules.conf
>>alias char-major-61 lirc_serial
>>options lirc_serial irq=4 io=0x3e8
> No, you are on the wrong track.
> Your 4600 has an FIR port. Fast InfraRed, 4Mbps, which is great if you
> want to use your irda port to transfer data. Not so great if you want to
> use it for lirc. I'm not sure it will work. I'm not sure it won't work
> either, but it sure aint a serial port. It's a PCI device. You can use the
> ircomm driver to treat it like a serial port if you really wanna. This will
> allow you, for example, to hotsync your palm pilot through it.
Where did you find that? I also have a toshiba 2800 and a compaq Armoda
1700. Know if those would be any better?
kernel make menuconfig:
? Say Y here if you want to build support for the Toshiba Type-O IR
? and Donau oboe chipsets. These chipsets are used by the Toshiba
? Libretto 100/110CT, Tecra 8100, Portege 7020 and many more laptops.
? To compile it as a module, choose M here: the module will be called
Is my 4600 one of the many more?
> To use the IrDA you need to load the toshoboe kernel module. If you
> don't have a toshoboe.o (or .ko in 2.6) that means that you (or your
> distribution) didn't compile it, and you need a kernel that does have it
All I find is the above, no hint of toshoboe.
> It also might help to familiarize yourself with the irda howto. But like
> i said, I don't know that you'll be able to use the Toshiba FIR device for
> CIR functions.
I just want to flip slides, not launch a rocket ;) Grrr....
> It may help to realize that IrDA is a whole communications *method.
> BlueTooth grew out of a desire for something like IrDA but RF. the whole
> remote control thing is sorta beneath it, and a whole lot of IrDA devices
> don't do anything with lirc.
Thanks for the info. I am catching on.