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Old 12-15-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
derddera
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no /dev/ttyUSB* with FC3 please help


Hi.
I've never had problems syncing my palm zire 71 with FC2. After installing FC3, the devices /dev/ttyUSB* are missing. When I try to sync, /var/log/messages shows

Dec 15 18:28:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using address 17
Dec 15 18:28:50 localhost kernel: visor 2-1:1.0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter detected
Dec 15 18:28:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Dec 15 18:28:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1

and /dev/ttyUSB0 and /dev/ttyUSB1 are created and only exist while my palm tries to do a HotSync !! Unfortunately, Applying chmod 0666 to these devices only lasts for a single sync so I only cann access them as root.

pilot-xfer /dev/pilot -l
works (as root) and lists all the files on my palm, but I have no luck connecting via gnome-pilot.

I've found several threads about this issue, for instace the last post under
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=261986
but I coudln't find any answer.
Anyone can tell me how to connect my palm via gnome-pilot so I can sync it with evolution? What has changed since FC2?

Thanks in advance,
Christoph
 
Old 12-15-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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"After installing FC3, the devices /dev/ttyUSB* are missing. "

You could try creating them permanently yourself:

Make a note of the owner and group on the temporary devices created while your palm tries to do a HotSync.

mknod /dev/ttyUSB0 c 188 0
mknod /dev/ttyUSB1 c 188 1
mknod /dev/ttyUSB2 c 188 2
mknod /dev/ttyUSB3 c 188 3
mknod /dev/ttyUSB4 c 188 4
mknod /dev/ttyUSB5 c 188 5
mknod /dev/ttyUSB6 c 188 6
mknod /dev/ttyUSB7 c 188 7

chmod 0666 /dev/ttyUSB*

chown owner:group /dev/ttyUSB*

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Steve Stites
 
Old 12-16-2004, 03:06 AM   #3
derddera
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solved the /dev/ttyUSB issue, still no connection to gnome-pilot

Thanks.
Hi. I've tried this before, but it doesn't work:
I created the devices as you told me and everything looks fine:

[danne@arda ~]$ ls -la /dev/ttyUSB*
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 0 16. Dez 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB0
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 1 16. Dez 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB1
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 2 16. Dez 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB2
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 3 16. Dez 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB3
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 4 16. Dez 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB4

I start the HotSync and the device gets attachet to ttyUSB0 and ttyUSB1:

Dec 16 08:48:17 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using address 3
Dec 16 08:48:17 localhost kernel: visor 2-1:1.0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter detected
Dec 16 08:48:17 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Dec 16 08:48:17 localhost kernel: usb 2-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1

While my Palm tries to connect the owner of the devices changes to root again!!

[danne@arda ~]$ ls -la /dev/ttyUSB*
crw-rw---- 1 root uucp 188, 0 Dec 16 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB0
crw-rw---- 1 root uucp 188, 1 Dec 16 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB1
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 2 Dec 16 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB2
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 3 Dec 16 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB3
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 4 Dec 16 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB4

After the HotSync times out, the devices don't exist any more:

[danne@arda ~]$ ls -la /dev/ttyUSB*
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 2 Dec 16 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB2
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 3 Dec 16 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB3
crw-rw-rw- 1 danne danne 188, 4 Dec 16 08:46 /dev/ttyUSB4

For now I've solved the issue by adding my user to the group uucp, which isn't the best solution but it works for now. Now I can talk to my Palm via pilot-xfer without problems, but gnome-pilot still won't connect.
When startet you are asked to start an initial sync to set / get the user id from / to your palm. I start the HotSync, the Pilot connects but gnome-pilot doesn't seem to realize it. Nothing happens until the HotSync times out.

Did nobody have the same problem when trying to start a HotSync under FC3 for the first time?

Christoph
 
Old 12-30-2004, 08:43 AM   #4
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Hi,
I had the exact same problem. Take a look at: http://www.clasohm.com/blog/one-entry?entry_id=12096
This solved the problem for me.

Ingmar
 
  


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