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Old 07-08-2003, 01:00 AM   #1
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IRDA on a Dell Inspiron

Does anybody here have irda running properly on a Dell Inspiron, preferably an 8100? I've set it up in BIOS, changed ports, and still can't get it to even see my PDA via irdadump.

Last edited by bax; 07-08-2003 at 01:11 AM.
Old 07-24-2003, 07:21 AM   #2
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does your kernel have irda support? Try recompiling it and adding it in

Thats the way i got my irda port working under rh 7.3


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