From: Jean Tourrilhes <jt@bo...> - 2002-11-26 17:57:22
Guido Classen wrote :
> I want to ask about the development state of the Sharp UIRCC driver.
> It is marked as "there's work in progress for supporting the chipset
> in Linux-IrDA" on the Linux-IrDA web page. Also there is old
> driver on http://irda.sourceforge.net/ftp/drivers/uircc/uircc.c
> It seems to be orphaned and will not even compile an recent kernels.
> First I will ask if anyone out there is working on this or a similar
> driver. I'm willing to help development and testing of this driver.
I think you have the situation pretty much figured out. I
haven't heard anybody working on it for years.
> I've considered to write a driver for my Toshiba Tecra 530 by reserve
> engineering the Windows driver (tos4mu.sys is pretty small about 33k
> or 5000asm lines) some time ago. ThenI put back in lack of time.
> But I've already found out the chips is called uircc...
> Now I've found your driver on the above location. I
> have now actual demand for the driver. With this new information I may
> start an other try if there isn't such a driver already available.
Actually, you may want to go to Sharp web site and see if some
documentation is available, or ask them for it. The hardware may also
be similar to one of the other existing hardware (NSC, SMSC, VLSI).
Yes, please have a look at it. The uircc Linux driver is old,
but things have not changed much since that time, so it should help
you getting started.