Moblix.org: Linux Infrared HOWTO Released

[ Thanks to Werner
for this link. ]

“The Infrared-HOWTO (former IR-HOWTO) provides an introduction
to Linux and infrared devices and how to use the software provided
by the Linux/IrDA project. This package uses IrDA(TM) compliant
standards. IrDA(TM) is an industrial standard for infrared wireless
communication, and most laptops made after January 1996 are
equipped with an IrDA(TM) compliant infrared transceiver. Infrared
ports let you communicate with printers, modems, fax machines,
LANs, and other laptops. Speed ranges from 2400bps to 4Mbps.

“The Linux/IrDA stack supports IrLAP, IrLMP, IrIAS, IrIAP,
IrLPT, IrCOMM, IrOBEX, and IrLAN. Several of the protocols are
implemented as both clients and servers. There is also support for
multiple IrLAP connections, via several IrDA(TM) devices at once.
The Linux/IrDA project started at the end of 1997 and its status is
still experimental, so please don’t expect every feature working
straight. AFAIK Linux/IrDA is the _only_ open source IrDA
implementation currently available.

“Remote Control (RC) via infrared is the aim of the Linux
Infrared Remote Control – LIRC project, and also described in this


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