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Old 05-01-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question zire 31 won't sync


will kpilot sync with a Zire 31 palm pilot? It is running palm os 5.2.1 and the pilot-link that i have is version 0.11.8 on slackware current kernel 2.6.5.
-anyone have info?
thanx
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:53 PM   #2
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Hi,

Did you try doing a chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB1

Then setting the Pilot Device to /dev/ttyUSB1

Let me know if that works for you.

Greg
 
Old 05-03-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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yeah i did all of that with all the different combinations, but I'm thinking maybe it is just that pilot-link does not yet support palm os 5.2.8
 
Old 05-03-2004, 11:28 PM   #4
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Sorry spec6635....

I looked all over as well and couldn't find any information in regards to kpilot with the new palm os 5.2.8. I am still using palm os 5.2.1. If you get it working please let us know. Good luck.

Greg
 
Old 05-03-2004, 11:51 PM   #5
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Thanks imagreg for your response... it is greatly appreciated. I will keep looking, if anything comes up, I'll post.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 12:45 AM   #6
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Oh btw I made an error in my 1st post I put os 5.2.1 instead of 5.2.8
 
Old 05-11-2004, 03:23 AM   #7
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Greg, there's the right place to ask KPilot questions - the mailing list for KPilot, for instance - and the wrong place. This is the wrong place. The chances of anyone with usable information spotting this post is very small. Fortunately, I was googling for "zire 31 sync linux" and ended up here.

Pilot-link (0.11.8 at least), which KPilot is built upon, does support the Zire 31 if you can get your kernel to recognize the device. The standard troubleshooting approach - on the KPilot website - applies. There seem to be file-install problems with larger apps that I'm still tracking down.
 
Old 06-17-2004, 10:49 AM   #8
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i know its been a while since this tread was active but i finally found the solution , it seems that the visor module for my kernels did not have the right product id for the palm zire section in "/usr/src/linux/driver/usb/serial/visor.c" file changed it from:
#define PALM_ZIRE_ID 0x0070
to:
#define PALM_ZIRE_ID 0x0061
after i did that edit I reinstalled my modules (no need to reboot) and voila... hotsync fiesta
this problem also lies with the zire 72 handheld, so this trick should work for it as well.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 03:32 AM   #9
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Did you have to recompile your by doing a make modules && make modules_install? If that's the case, cool. I'm trying it out now. Hope it works as I've been trying to get my Palm Zire 31 to sync for a long time.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 12:06 AM   #10
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yup thats what i did
 
Old 07-12-2004, 07:09 AM   #11
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spec6635, I was trying for days to get my Zire 31 to sync, tearing my hair out ... and your visor.h fix worked! I guess Palm changed sneakily the product IDs for their new Zires (31 and 72). I also managed to find the 'hidden' conduit settings in RH8.0 at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=32250 (thread 32550).
The Zire was the last of my external devices that I needed to get working with Linux, so that I can now finally make the switch. No more Windoze for me! Thanks.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:33 AM   #12
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I have now upgraded to FC3. Zire 31/72 support is already in the kernel (2.6.9.667), so no need to rebuild but a little tweaking is necessary. Here's how to do it:

1. Create the file /etc/udev/rules.d/10-visor.rules containing:
BUS="usb", SYSFS{product}="Palm Handheld*", KERNEL="ttyUSB*", SYMLINK="pilot"

2. Add the following lines to /usr/share/gnome-pilot/devices.xml:
<!-- Palm Zire 31/72 -->
<device vendor_id="0830" product_id="0061" />

3. Run gpilotd-control-applet to configure your conduits, and configure synchronization with Evolution 2.0.

4. Add the Pilot Applet to your Gnome Panel for easy hotsyncing.

I got most of this from http://www.clasohm.com/blog/one-entry?entry_id=12096. I have established that the Gnome Pilot/Evolution conduits only synchronizes the PalmOS 4-compatible fields - e.g. you can only use one address per contact, and that syncs with the "Business Address" in Evolution. PalmOS 5 lets you add more addresses per contact, but Evolution will only see the first ("Work") address you entered on the Zire. For those of you who had PalmOS 3 and 4 (like me), you will know which fields these are. I recommend creating a test contact entry, filling all of the fields and doing a hotsync. Then open Evolution and see which fields got synced and which didn't. I personally don't have a problem with this, but I do like to know "where the bodies are buried" (to coin a phrase from an old friend).
 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:34 AM   #13
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D'oh! Remove the period from the end of the URL in the previous post. Bad parser!
 
  


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