Do you know if intel chipsets (<ICH8) have IR integrated?   I see that IR generally connects to SIO (superIO) which is surely supplied by a third part vendor.
"not loading the driver" doesn't surely turns off the device. i believe that i need to load the driver and use it to turn off the driver. do u agree?

----- Original Message ----
From: Linus Walleij (LD/EAB) <>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 12:30:06 PM
Subject: Re: [irda-users] irda device spec

 Is Irda a chipset chip? (for instance, belongs to Intel ICH?)
a third part vendor device? 
IrDA is a standard spec, see
It is typically a third party device on your average laptop but I think there are
integrated chipset versions as well. 
where can i find a specification for the device? 
Which device? Typically from the manufacturers homepage... 
How can i totally shutdown the Irda device so it consumes 0(zero) power? 
This depends on the hardware, there is no generic way apart from not loading
the kernel module for it, which most certainly turns it on.
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