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Old 09-22-2003, 09:46 AM   #1
bigredmed
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Question Usb


Yeah, another USB question.

I have SuSe 8.2. I have a USB connected Visor. I need to sync it.

I have Evolution and pilot-link.

Both of these are configured to default to /dev/pilot.

I know this is a really basic problem, but I don't know how to fix this.

The OS has /dev/ttys0 and it has /dev/ttyUSB0.

Both Evolution and pilot link can link to the /dev/ttys0 but neither have a /dev/ttyUSB0 link.

My USB controller is a UHCI controller.

Could someone please tell me how to either get Pilot link or Evolution to recognize the USB device or to simulate the /dev/pilot
using the USB device?
 
Old 09-22-2003, 03:12 PM   #2
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I think you're saying that the PDA is located at /dev/ttyUSB0, but that evolutions needs it to be at /dev/pilot.

If this is the case:
ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/pilot
will solve your ills...
 
Old 09-22-2003, 08:12 PM   #3
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What I could really use is help figuring out what USB device is where. I have 6 listed on my system, but don't know which one goes where.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 08:45 PM   #4
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I tried the ln command from root. I first tried the /dev/ttyusb0 to /dev/pilot. The link was made. I then went to Ximian Evolution to set up the desktop. The conduit was set to look for /dev/pilot.

Ximian sent back an error message that said "Could not examine the port for Cradle (/dev/pilot) The port should point to a USB serial port. No such file or directory (2).

I went back to Konsole and did an ln -sf command to change the link to /dev/ttyusb1. The same thing happened.

? Before this, I did an ls command of the root directory's dev folder.
Many ttyusb devices are listed. Is there some way to effiiciently find the correct device?

Last edited by bigredmed; 09-22-2003 at 09:15 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:40 PM   #5
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I checked the Case of the device name and updated the link to reflect the correct case (ttyUSB0). Now Ximian doesn't give me the error message, just nothing at all.

If I am using Ximian Evolution for the desktop to sync with, do I need to do anything to configure pilot link as well?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 02:49 PM   #6
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tail -f /var/log/messages

then plug in your devise and watch the kernel tell you what it's doing...
 
  


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