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Getting infrared to work on IBM T23

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:51 pm
by ijoju
Hi everyone, I just installed Linux on my old T23 to try to get some more life out of it. I like the faster load times for everything and I'm still getting used to the menu and loading programs.

I have an infrared port on my laptop that I use to transfer pictures from my Nokia 6101 phone. It worked in Windows but it was agonizingly slow. I haven't been able to find anything by googling. Only stuff on the infrared remote project. That's not what I'm interested in. I just need this to work again so I can keep transferring my pics.

Any help is appreciated.

Re: Getting infrared to work on IBM T23

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:21 am
by Fafler
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/IrDA
http://tuxmobil.org/Infrared-HOWTO/Infrared-HOWTO.html

It's been many years since i used IrDA, but i think this is a way to do it:

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sudo apt-get install irda-utils obexpushd
To receive files from the phone:

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obexpushd -I
Tell the phone to send a file and hopefully your laptop will receive it and put it in your home directory.

It's also possible to browse the files on the phone, but i can't find any info on it right now.

Re: Getting infrared to work on IBM T23

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:39 pm
by ijoju
Thanks for the help. :D It works great now. Is there a way to use this from the menu? Otherwise I'll just get used to stopping and starting it from command line.