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Howto setup an infrared-connection with Belkin F5U235 and Linux
On this page you will a find a short guide on how to set up this USB infrared
adapter with Linux.
All comments, suggestions etc. are welcome. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Setting up the Infrared USB Dongle
I assume you have the USB-subsystem up and running.
Step 1: Kernel-Config
The Belkin F5U235 works with a vanilla-kernel at least since kernel 2.6.12 (what I am using right now).
You need the
Compile (recommended: as a module)
The necessary Parameters in the kernel-
Step 2: Install Necessary Software
Install the following software packages:
for debian users:
for non-debian users:
Step 3: Configure USB-Subsystem
The loading of the module works out-of-the-box.
Step 4: Infrared Setup
You have to enter the appropriate parameters when installing the irda-utils
Now you can connect to another device via infrared and the device
SieFS doesn't work with this IR-adapter (altough it does on the same machine with my serial IR adapter). I can mount the phone but it cannot display any directory contents (after some time I get an Input/output error). Obexftp works.
I cannot tell if FIR-mode works, too, since I don't have a FIR-device to test it. If you can try FIR please send me an e-mail whether it works.
Some interesting links:
Written 2005-06-22 - last update 2006-08-19
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