Package irda-utils

Utilities for infrared communication between devices

IrDA(TM) (Infrared Data Association) is an industry standard for
wireless, infrared communication between devices. IrDA speeds range
from 9600 bps to 4 Mbps, and IrDA can be used by many modern devices
including laptops, LAN adapters, PDAs, printers, and mobile phones.

The Linux-IrDA project is a GPL'd implementation, written from
scratch, of the IrDA protocols. Supported IrDA protocols include

The irda-utils package contains a collection of programs that enable
the use of IrDA protocols. Most IrDA features are implemented in the
kernel, so IrDA support must be enabled in the kernel before any IrDA
tools or programs can be used. Some configuration outside the kernel
is required, however, and some IrDA features, like IrOBEX, are
actually implemented outside the kernel.

Version: 0.9.18

Special Files

irnet IrNET protocol device


irda The Linux-IrDA protocol stack

System Administration

findchip checks the FIR chipset.
irattach binds the Linux-IrDA stack to a IrDA port
irdadump monitors the IrDA traffic on one or more links.
irdaping sends IrDA test frames
irnetd Handle automatically incoming IrNET connections
irpsion5 IrDA connectivity to a Psion V PDA
smcinit initialize the SMSC IrDA controler on various laptops
tosh1800-smcinit initialize the IrDA controler on Toshiba laptops