OK, this question should probably be posted in the laptop section, but there are few posts there, so I take a chance and post my problem here.
I have resently converted my laptop to Linux. It's a Fujitsu Siemes Amilo M-6100, and I am running Slackware 10.0 on it. (Standard 2.4.26 kernel)
In fact this is the computer I'm posting this question from.
Almost everything worked great from the start, but a few fixes were nescessary. I had to blacklist snd-intel8x0 and snd-intel8x0m in /etc/hotplug/blacklist, to get sound working on the computer. This was because the modem, which also uses the same AC'97 intel82440MX chipset, interfered with the sound. With the blacklist in place, sound works great.
I don't really need the modem, so I'll just let that be as it is.
One thing I do need however, is IrDA. I use the laptop and go online via my cellphone and GPRS.
In windows, here's how it works:
I have my cellphone connected via the IR port, and it's registered as a modem.
I create a normal dialup-connection, and dial: *99#, and voilá, I have an internet connection.
I've searched a bit around on the net, and downloaded an IrDA tutorial, along with software from http://irda.sourceforge.net/
I've done the:
tar xvzf irda-utils-0.9.16.tar.gz
su'ed to root and:
This sort of works and gives me the irattach and other commands, but the /etc/irda (and contents) doesn't appear. I'm at a loss.
Hope anyone here can give me a pointer to a solution on this topic.
In essence, here's what I need:
I need to be able to use my ir-port as modem.
Once I have that, I'll probably get the rest working.