USB-IrDA udev hotplug support

Bug #361431 reported by Daniele Napolitano on 2009-04-15
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
irda-utils (Debian)
Fix Released
irda-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: irda-utils

For make USB-IrDA devices hotpluggable and working instantly, needs a udev rule that call irattach for new device plugged in. Obviously we need to kill irattach on plug out.

This is a working rule for udev:

SUBSYSTEM=="net", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ACTION=="add", ATTR{type}=="783", RUN+="/sbin/start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --pidfile /var/run/ --startas /usr/sbin/irattach -- $env{INTERFACE} -s"

SUBSYSTEM=="net", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ACTION=="remove", KERNEL=="irda*", RUN+="/sbin/start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --oknodo --name irattach --pidfile /var/run/"

This rule can be installed on /etc/udev/rules.d during irda-utils package installation.

Same things related PnP autoconfig via udev instead init script (irda-setup).

Note: udev rules tested with a KingSun KS-959 IRDA/USB adapter (ks959_sir module).

Ferry Toth (ftoth) wrote :

This is definitely the way to go!

But after irattach I need to modprobe ircomm, ircomm_tty and irtty_sir as well before run gnome-ppp.

Preferably would be to get these loaded by udev as well. And possibly pop up Ircp Tray.

And then use Network Manager (instead of gnome-ppp) to manually create a ppp over my GSM.

Any ideas how to get this done?

I have the same USB dongle.


Martin Albisetti (beuno) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. Unfortunately a paper cut should be a small usability issue that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. I'm afraid this bug can't be addressed as part of this project.
A paper cut is a minor usability annoyance that an average user would encounter on his/her first day of using a new installation of Ubuntu 9.10.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Thomas Trummer (truetom) wrote :

This works fine with SigmaTel STIr4200 IRDA/USB.

Changed in irda-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Vish (vish) on 2010-04-20
Changed in irda-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in irda-utils (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Al Tarakanoff (al-tarakanoff) wrote :

This works fine with SigmaTel STIr4200 IRDA/USB at Ubuntu Linux 10.04. It is strange it is not in the irda-utils deb-package.

Changed in irda-utils (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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