From: Jurij Smakov <jurij.smakov@te...> - 2003-01-25 21:08:47
Diabolus <diabolus@...> wrote:
> About 2 months ago Jurij Smakov and Jean Tourrilhes posted a couple of
> messages about some advances in using the MA-620, though not enough
> it fully and automatically usable.
> Well, are there any further advances since then?
> Thanks in advance for any info and help.
In short, no (not from my side, at least). I have contacted Mobile Action,
trying to convince them to release the specifications for this dongle. I
if they have done it in the past (they have released the specs for their
product, MA-600, which now has a full-featured Linux driver), there is
for them not to do it again. Well, their support
very quick to respond, that they are not planning any Linux support for
It looked like a standard boilerplate response, so I have also wrote a
to the guy, who is mentioned in the sources of MA-600 driver. He never
It also seems, that while the dongle is based on pl2303 chip, there is
to it, so I would say, that chances to make it work just with existing
are pretty slim. Currently I don't have neither time nor desire to
fiddle with it. So, if
someone out there is planning to purchase an USB-IrDA adapter,
different (more Linux-friendly) manufacturer might be a good idea.