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  • config: Compaq Armada E500, 256 MB, 600Mhz pentium something (pretty sure it's PIII), SuSE Linux 9.3
model = 6510
port = /dev/ttyS2
connection = irda

To get the irda stack connected/working (as root), change this line in /etc/sysconfig/irda:

setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 3
rcirda restart

Beware: somehow the use of PCMCIA cards can mess up the irda stack (or the connection to it, or whatever)(please don't ask me why, but if you happen to know, let me know ;-) )
So what I did was just remove them.

Oh, of course this page isn't complete without proper references:

  • config: Mac OS X 10.4.6
model = AT
port = /dev/cu.IrDA-IrCOMM3B1
connection = serial

The value of this field depends on your USB-to-Serial dongle. I have one from Sitecom (CN-100 NOT version 2) and that is the name. To find out, simply plug it and, in the terminal, do a "ls /dev/cu.*". You should see a cu.modem and at least another entry, the dongle.

Additional tweaks to the config file:

use_locking = no

Locking seems to work differently in Mac OS X.

bindir = /sw/sbin/

This one because I installed gnokii with Fink. [from Olaf Marzocchi]