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I bought a new IrDA USB Dongle(Brand name:ConnectLand).I did enable appropriate IrDA modules in my kernel,which is 18.104.22.168.According to the dmesg,it was detected with some message like IrDA registered.However,it didn't assign a name like irda0 in my /dev directory.Is it fine?Or do you guys have any experience on this?Please drop me a line if you have.
I am not at home right now so I cannot issue those commands.However,I think the problem lies on the driver.Indeed,my linux box detected a USB device.The driver of this device is not found,though.Furthermore,there are no any evidents in dmesg which said my device has been detected as a device name.
./MAKEDEV (<<< just in case for future refs)
I will issue this command tonight.
also try modprobe irda-usb
or modprobe irda_usb
These modules have been built in my kernel as I need them anyway.
did you at least try the irattatch irda0, because this calls on the
module and it should automatically modprobe for the correct modules and modprobe them
(the above is what i can gather)
I've tried.After that,I naturally try ifconfig irda0 and it's up.However,irdadump returns nothing,which I think it doesn't detect any device in range although I turned on the IRDA of my mobile phone.
Also another thing dont just turn the phone on try sending a pic via infared, as irdadump does nothing but detec my computer until i send something from the phone, then i get more mesages appearing that the phone is trying to communicate.
The root of the problem is,the device doesn't even get a device name after detected by the linux box.Yeah,it was detected by the linux box's usb as a device,but no device name.So,if you "irattach",it just doesn't attach the device which doesn't exist.
Linux doesn't support IrDA USB dongle very much.There are only few drivers for dongles.