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Finally installed my USB IrDA dongle(can help if anyone needs). Now I want to send/receive files from my cell phone(SonyEricsson K500). When I try to send a file from the ...
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    Working with IrDA


    Finally installed my USB IrDA dongle(can help if anyone needs).

    Now I want to send/receive files from my cell phone(SonyEricsson K500).
    When I try to send a file from the phone it tells that it cant find a receiver.

    IrDAdump works:
    09:06:37.957089 xid:rsp 1a744fb9 < 00005be5 S=6 s=5 K500 series hint=9124 [ PnP Modem IrCOMM IrOBEX ]

    Should I use any additional software?

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    My old Fujitsu has an IrDA device built in...I've never used it. Rather than start my own thread, I'll ask in this one: What practical use is there for an IrDA thingy, and what open source software is available that makes use of them?

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    Ive had a look into using IRDA for remote control....


    I think Lirc is the standard app for that, but i couldnt make it work...its all a bit hard.


    Um i think irda is a form of wireless networking, using ir light instead of radio waves like wifi networks - thats what it is for.

    As for transfering files from a phone i do remeber an app, http://www.gnokii.org/, i think that may help you.

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    If irdump is working, then you're on the right track. What does irw tell you?

    Jeremy
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    Re: irw

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    If irdump is working, then you're on the right track. What does irw tell you?
    irw tells "connect: Connection refused"

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    Did you run the command

    Code:
    lirc -d /dev/lirc0
    Or whatever your respective irda device is?

    Jeremy
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