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Old 03-02-2004, 09:35 AM   #1
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Sony Clie under Debian with visor module.


I understand this has already been asked here, but it was not answered. I'm trying to get my PDA (Sony Clie) installed. I have read like 5 tutorials and guides on how to do this, and they all say you need 2 modules. usbserial.o and visor.o

So I downloaded and installed those (with difficulty). Then all the guides say that when I type "lsmod" I should see something like this:

visor 10208 1
usbserial 17024 0 [visor]

Instead I get this:

visor 10208 1 [unused]
usbserial 17024 0 [visor]

How could it be unused? I got my PDA plugged in and ready to sync, but visor is not recognizing it. Is there something I can do to fix this?

Old 03-03-2004, 09:44 AM   #2
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I've also tried complete reinstalling the modules, and still get the lame thing.

Old 03-03-2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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I have a Clie SJ30 and it works fantastically... As far as I remember, all I did was
(1) make sure the modules were being loaded in my /etc/rc.d/rc.modules script. (I think you also need a module called usbhci or something like that... I'll check it later and post back tomorrow if I'm wrong)
(2) removed the /dev/pilot link which was pointing to the wrong device and replaced it with a new /dev/pilot pointing to /dev/ttyUSB0.
(3) made sure I had the pilot-link suite installed.
(4) installed JPilot to make it easy on myself.
Now, whenever I want to hotsync or install a prc, I start JPilot, hit the hotsync button on my Clie, press the Sync button in JPilot and away she goes.
Getting access to the memory stick is a piece of cake too...


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