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everbloom 08-25-2005 02:19 AM

pilot-link & Tungsten communication problems
 
So, this is what happens:

I press the hotsync button on my USB Tungsten T's cradle. Then I type in "pilot-xfer -l". Then I get the message
Quote:

[catherine@cathy dev]$ pilot-xfer -l

Listening to port: /dev/ttyUSB1

Please press the HotSync button now...
On my palm it says "Connecting with the desktop using Cradle/Cable".
Then the hotsync times out on the palm, saying it can't connect. Then the terminal reads:
Quote:

[catherine@cathy dev]$ pilot-xfer -l

Listening to port: /dev/ttyUSB1

Please press the HotSync button now... connected!


Error read system info on /dev/ttyUSB1
OR

I type in "pilot-xfer -l". Then I get the message
Quote:

[catherine@cathy dev]$ pilot-xfer -l
Unable to bind to port: /dev/ttyUSB1
Please use --help for more information
[catherine@cathy dev]
OR

I type in (as root)
Quote:

[root@cathy usb]# /bin/mknod /dev/ttyUSB1 c 188 1
[root@cathy usb]# /bin/chmod 0666 /dev/ttyUSB?
[root@cathy usb]#
Then (as normal user)
Quote:

[catherine@cathy dev]$ pilot-xfer -l
The curser then sits there blinking, untill I press the hotsync button at which point I get the same as what happens when I [I]don't[I] make the nodes first, but press the hotsync button (which does the same thing)

Kernel: 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4
Distro: Fedora Core 4

Any help please?

DaveG 08-25-2005 11:18 PM

It's udev! It takes AGES to set up /dev/ttyUSB1.

Try this: Type in pilot-xfer -l, press HotSync, wait at least five seconds, then hit return.

Works for my T5 with FC3.

everbloom 08-27-2005 12:56 AM

Same deal as the top option - no matter how long I wait. :(

DaveG 08-27-2005 08:08 AM

Hmm...

Now mine has stopped working. I don't think I've done a USB sync since I upgraded from FC3.
I remember seeing some bug reports about the visor kernel module interfeering with hot-sync. I'll look in to it.

everbloom 08-27-2005 03:56 PM

Thanks :). I've never got a USB synch working under Fedora. I had an old Palm Pilot IIIxe syching via old serial on RH9, but thats it :(.


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