Moving irda-utils to ubuntu-desktop?

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Sun Dec 17 17:26:55 UTC 2006

"ido kibovito" <idokibovito at> writes:

> Hi,
> I am trying to help a little with IRDA to work in feisty out of the box. To be
> able to beam files between my computer and my cell phone I only need to do in
> edgy:
> 1. apt-get install irda-utils
> 2. edit /etc/default/irda-utils and set ENABLED="true" (it's false by
> default)

I agree that switching IRDA on by default is not a good idea. Perhaps we
can provide something more easy to switch IRDA on. Currently I see 2

 * you need to be root to toggle IRDA
 * you need to edit a text file

Since I don't have a bluetooth adapter in my laptop, what procedure is
necessary to activate bluetooth? Perhaps we can link those mechanisms?

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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