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Old 03-17-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
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Only Palm OS devices?!


System: Dell Inspiron 1100
Distro: Suse 9.2, kernel 2.6.8-24, KDE 3.3.0
Dual Booting with Win XP
And I'm totally new to this OS.

Only Palm OS devices?!
I nearly had a fit when I read some manual in KDE that said that it would only sync with Palm OS devices!

I have a Dell Axim X5 Pocket PC and I couldn't get Linux to see it. It has a broken screen anyway and I was about to get a Zaurus or something with a Linux OS, but now...

Is it really true? Non-palm OS devices won't work on Linux?

Thanks for your patience and help,
James Carruthers
 
Old 03-18-2005, 06:58 AM   #2
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It doesn't seem so:

Code:
Mar 18 10:51:26 dvn3 kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using address 6
Mar 18 10:51:26 dvn3 kernel: ipaq 2-1:1.0: PocketPC PDA converter detected
Mar 18 10:51:26 dvn3 kernel: usb 2-1: PocketPC PDA converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Mar 18 10:51:29 dvn3 dccm[9890]: Talking to 'SmartPhone', a SmartPhone device of type Motorola, Inc.

Last edited by rgawenda; 03-19-2005 at 07:09 AM.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 07:17 AM   #3
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not sure, but i've got a tunsten c and it's great...(syncs with linux)
 
Old 03-18-2005, 08:57 AM   #4
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Hi rgawenda!

Good news! Thanks for sharing that. Can you give me any other details? I can't get my system to respond at all when I plug in my pocket PC. And I'm sure I read in one of the KDE help pages or something that it only supported Palm OS so what desktop are you using?

James Carruthers
 
Old 03-19-2005, 04:43 AM   #5
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My sys:

KDE 3.4.0 (Xorg-X11 6.8.1.902)

Kernel options that seem related:
Code:
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL=m
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_IPAQ=m
Udev rule:
Code:
KERNEL="ttyUSB[0-9]*"\
, SYSFS{idProduct}="00ce"\
, SYSFS{idVendor}="045e"\
, NAME="mpx200"\
, SYMLINK="smartphone"
To get the thing to work, I checked and followed carefully the howto in the synce project pages, (No kernel patch needed here).

One more thing, I didn't manage to sync the data yet, I've got little free time these days. I'm using raki (from synce-kde packages) to do simple file browsing, and copying to and from the device. Still first on my to-do, tho.

Last edited by rgawenda; 03-19-2005 at 05:46 AM.
 
  


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