Hello irda-users. A request for assistance, please ...
I am trying to use an infrared mouse with my Sony PCG-505TS notebook. =
It has an SMC IrDA chip - I found this with "findchip" in irda-utils, =
and is confirmed on the web.
I have a small linux distribution based on Debian called "Damn Small =
Linux", with kernel 2.4.26.
I followed various how-to's linked from Jean Tourrilhes website:
I installed irda-utils 0.9.16-8 from a deb package. (I hope this is OK =
for kernel 2.4.26?)
My /etc/modutils/irda-utils is -
alias tty-ldisc-11 irtty
alias char-major-161 ircomm-tty
alias char-major-60 ircomm_tty
options smc-ircc ircc_irq=3D10 ircc_dma=3D1 ircc_fir=3D0x140 =
alias irda0 smc-ircc
DamnSmallLinux sets /dev/ttyS2 as irq4 which is wrong, so I need to =
change it at boot with
setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 10
Then I do
irattach irda0 -s
generates this output when no external infrared device is being used -
14:07:12.501753 xid:cmd 63e2878e > ffffffff S=3D6 s=3D0 (14)
14:07:12.591739 xid:cmd 63e2878e > ffffffff S=3D6 s=3D1 (14)
14:07:12.681748 xid:cmd 63e2878e > ffffffff S=3D6 s=3D2 (14)
14:07:12.771748 xid:cmd 63e2878e > ffffffff S=3D6 s=3D3 (14)
14:07:12.861737 xid:cmd 63e2878e > ffffffff S=3D6 s=3D4 (14)
14:07:12.951736 xid:cmd 63e2878e > ffffffff S=3D6 s=3D5 (14)
14:07:13.041739 xid:cmd 63e2878e > ffffffff S=3D6 s=3D* vaio hint=3D0400 =
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This pattern repeats continuously ... until I use an external device, =
either my A4Tech infrared mouse or television remote control ... then =
the screen output pauses.
The screen output continues again when I stop using the external device.
So it appears that my laptop's IrDA port is working (?). Well, there's =
some kind of response, anyway.
But now what? How do I get the external mouse to work as a mouse? Do I =
And just to make things extra difficult - DamnSmallLinux does not have =
full X11, just stripped-down framebuffer/xv versions. So there's no =
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