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Old 11-04-2004, 05:06 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't get Belkin USB-Serial adapter to work for synchronizing palm pilot

I recently bought a Belkin USB-Serial adapter to synchronize my palm pilot to evolution on Fedora Core 2. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it to work. I have used other USB-Serial adapters with the same laptop without major problems, so I am pretty sure the problem lies in the linux driver for the current adapter.

When I connect the Belkin adapter, the kernel recognizes it, loads the driver (mct_u232) and places it on ttyUSB0, but when I try to synchronize with the palm pilot nothing happens.

If anyone has any suggestions, including suggestions on how to debug this problem, please let me know.

Old 11-05-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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progress, but still buggy

Well, I have figured out how to make it work, but there is definitely a bug somewhere. First I had to drop the baud rate down to a maximum of 38400. Second, I have to first use pilot-xfer to make contact before attempting to use gpilot to synchronize and then I need to try gpilot twice to actually get it to work.

So, the steps are:

1) Set baud rate to 38400
2) run "pilot-xfer --list"
3) open gpilot and try to synch. This appears to always fail.
4) Try synch again. This should work.

Strange, but not sure where the bug lies.


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