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Old 08-16-2006, 12:42 PM   #1
Brynn
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sigmatel irda usb dongle, how do i set it up?


Hi i bought a sigmatel usb dongle and i've no idea how to set it up. I looked through a few of the tutorials but there wasnt much help. when i plug it in and do dmesg i get

usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 3
usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
SigmaTel STIr4200 IRDA/USB found at address 4, Vendor: 66f, Product: 4200
drivers/net/irda/stir4200.c: IrDA: Registered SigmaTel device irda0

as the last few lines, i've got irda-utils... but now i'm stuck, one of the tutorials referred to /etc/modprobe.conf and said it should have the usual stuff in it. What's the usual stuff? any help appreciated.

cheers dudes
 
Old 08-17-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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Hey, i have a similar problem...
Try "irdadump" to test it...
 
Old 08-18-2006, 08:38 AM   #3
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i tried irdadump and get nothing, it just locks the terminal up for a while. the comuter seems to know its there though. when i do /sbin/iwconfig it says "irda0 - no wireless connections" but only if the dongles plugged in. so its there i just don't know how to use the damn thing
 
  


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