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Re: Problem using USB infrared adaptor on Fedora 5



On Sun, 2006-10-15 at 09:16 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Jack wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > I have an usb infrared adaptor that works on ms
> > windows without any problems. On fedora 5, I plugged
> > the adaptor in. Then typed "ifconfig -a" but could not
> > find the "irda0" interface. Did I miss any steps?
> > Thank you.
> > 
> > Jack
> > 
> Did you check to see if the adapter was supported in Linux? Not all
> USB Ir adapters are supported. It depends on the chip set used.

Don't you have to enable IR by editing the "services" menu?? I saw that
one in there while pounding on something else. Under KDE you go to
system / services to bring up the services menu-GUI and scroll down to
irda, check the box and start the dameon. If there are any errors the
dialog box will tell you. Ric

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