On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:18:53PM +0100, Andreas Angerer wrote:
> Hi Jan,
> > Hi,
> > at first please ensure that you've compiled lirc with explicit support for
> > this driver by using 'configure --with-drivers=act220l' or 'setup.sh'.
> modinfo lirc_sir:
> description: LIRC driver for Actisys Act220L(+)
> > Second please re-verify your serial port settings. Isn't the first
> > serial port almost anywhere port 0x3f8 int 4? The 220L(+) is a so very
> > simple device that you should notice when it receives anything, even
> > with the wrong LIRC driver. If there's absolutely no go it might be a
> > totally different device or somethings wrong with your serial port. Btw: all
> > other Actisys dongles _are_ totally different.
> checked it now on 2 different machines (one is a debian sarge, the other
> like i've written a fedora core 2), controlled bios settings for serial
> ports, no change. On the back of the receiver is printed:
> looks like it is this device:
> > Have fun
> > Jan
> fun is not the problem :)
> Sitting in front of tv with a keyboard is ...
Hehe, if it's a wireless keyboard ;-)
Well, i don't know how to investigate this further, did you test
standart IRDA operation btw? My experience with this adapter was, that
it receives even with the wrongest settings, although it's just crap
but works for 90% chance of recognission. You could try compiling lirc
with debug messages, so you should see anything it received in dmesg. If
the data received is 0x5B something more high-level might be broken but
there is a chance getting it to work.
So there might be 2 options now: First - my device is not what it says.
Second - your's isn't. If the first is the case we'd have to rename the
driver in the lirc distribution - but to what? ;-)
So, good luck, there must be some way...
PS: I'm going to test my driver with the actual release, i'm still using
some older version with my own patch. Maybe there's a new bug somewhere.