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Old 08-05-2003, 07:32 AM   #16
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Have you tried using Kpilot and seeing what happens with it.

Kernel 2.4.20-18
pilot-link 0.11.5
palm zire
visor.c ? it is listed under the drivers for my kernel and dmesg tells me nothing about it.
Old 08-11-2003, 08:46 AM   #17
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Now I know...

Originally posted by GoofMan
here is a link that may help you:
Thanks, this helped me a lot.

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.

73, Robert
Old 09-06-2003, 01:16 PM   #18
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Talking Palm Zire 71 on Mandrake Linux 9.1

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).
Old 12-13-2003, 06:08 PM   #19
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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.
Old 12-17-2003, 09:34 AM   #20
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Solved my own problem with Zire71 on Mandrake 9.2. My solution? Use chmod to grant user read and write permissions on every dang file I can find with the term "pilot." Viola, no more problems.
Old 12-31-2003, 03:46 PM   #21
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Thumbs up It works!

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
cd /dev
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.


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