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It also makes clear that the Zire 71 does not work with an unmodified 2.4.20 kernel. 2.4.22_pre2 has the neccessary changes included, I am compiling this version right now.
BTW, the /dev/ttyUSB* files need not exist if you use devfs (as with Gentoo Linux). The corresponding files /dev/usb/tts/* are supposed to exist a soon as the module finds the PDA (i.e. when you press the HotSync button). This did not happen on my system either, which finally brought me here.
A couple of months ago I posted a plea for help with my Palm Zire 71. I am happy to announce I now have it working great! My solution was to upgrade from Mandrake 9.0 to Mandrake 9.1.
However, I am facing a new challenge. How to load sound files, photos, and documents up to the Zire (and how to download these files from the Zire). I am looking for solutions with any of the following applications: JPilot, Ximian Evolution, and KPilot (under Mandrake 9.1 the aforementioned applications work with the Zire with no hacking required for memo, calendar, notes, date, expense, and note pad).
I recently purchased Mandrake 9.2. I am not able to sync my Zire71 using Evolution or J-Pilot. I keep getting: "Warning (gpilotd) Unknown conduit." Anybody out there seen this before? I know my USB ports and drivers are working fine because I have a scanner and webcam connected that work just fine.
Using a Palm 71 Zire USB with Red Hat Fedora 1 with Ximian Evolution...
First, you need to create a link to the USB device. My thanks to jpohara, post#7, which I used to get me going.
*Open a terminal window by right-clicking on the desktop.
*Log in as root by typing-> su root (and then using your password)
*Type the following commands to create the link ->
chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB1
ln -s /dev/ttyUSB1 pilot (note that there is a space after the -s)
*Close the terminal window. Open Ximian. Click Tools, Pilot Settings. The wizard will guide you through it, the port setting is "/dev/pilot" and click the USB option. Click OK when done.
*Now, click on Tools, Pilot Settings. You'll see the link you just created. Click the Conduits tab and enable the items you want to sync.
Note: there was an option that I clicked somewhere before I synced the pilot...if you already have data on the pilot, you want to say that you have already synced the pilot - this way, Ximian will fetch your information off of the pilot before syncing. If you say that you've never synced before it might mess up your syncing with another computer.
I hope this helps. I am the newest linux newbie in the world, but so far I've been able to figure everything out.