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Old 05-03-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
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Sync Tungsten E2 with Evolution


I recently upgraded from a Palm IIIxe to a Tungsten E2 and am having trouble syncing the E2. I was assuming (I know, dangerous thing) that Fedora would assign /dev/usb/ttyUSB0 to the Palm as I found that info at: http://software.newsforge.com/articl...174221&tid=130
But it seems to have used /dev/ttyUSB0 instead. This file only exists the Palm is attempting to sync, any other time the file does not exist. While attempting to sync the permissions are crw_rw_ _ _ _. I did lsmod and it shows a visor module and usbserial module.

My Palm IIIxe synced fine as long as I changed the permissions of /dev/ttyS0 to 666, set up a soft link with /dev/pilot, and restart Gnome Pilot. I don't think that I can use the same strategy here as the file /dev/ttyUSB0 only exists while the Palm is attempting to sync. When I run tail -f /var/log/messages while the Palm is trying to sync I get:
Code:
May  3 15:56:45 linuxd600 kernel: usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 6
May  3 15:56:45 linuxd600 kernel: visor ttyUSB0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
May  3 15:56:45 linuxd600 kernel: visor ttyUSB1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB1
May  3 15:56:45 linuxd600 kernel: visor 3-1:1.0: device disconnected
May  3 16:01:01 linuxd600 crond(pam_unix)[7295]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
May  3 16:01:01 linuxd600 crond(pam_unix)[7295]: session closed for user root
May  3 16:03:24 linuxd600 kernel: usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
May  3 16:03:24 linuxd600 kernel: visor 3-1:1.0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter detected
May  3 16:03:24 linuxd600 kernel: usb 3-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
May  3 16:03:24 linuxd600 kernel: usb 3-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1
If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I am running Fedora Core 3 with a Palm Tungsten E2 connected via USB. Thanks.

Todd
 
Old 05-04-2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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I was finally able to get the hotsync to work with the command:
Code:
pilot-xfer -b -p /dev/ttyUSB1
But I still can't seem to get this to sync with Evolution. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

Todd
 
Old 05-04-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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OK, I downloaded and installed kpilot and I was able to sync with that but I still can't sync with Evolution. Does this isolate the problem to g-pilot?

BTW, what do most of you use for syncing to PDAs? I gravitated to Evolution as I am an ex-Outlook user and Evolution had the most similar look and feel to Outlook. I really use the syncing for e-mail, calender, and address book and Evolution does all three. If I sync with kpilot is there a way to use kpilots address book with Evolution's e-mail? Thanks.

Todd
 
Old 05-11-2005, 04:57 PM   #4
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I am finally able to get the Tungsten to sync with Jpilot and Kpilot but I really want to sync it with Evolution but Gnome-pilot never sees it. I ran the command
Code:
[root@linuxd600 ~]# cat /proc/filesystems | grep usb
nodev   usbfs
I was told that I should have 'nodev usbdevfs' in there also and if it was not there then I may need to mount it so I try and get this result:
Code:
mount -t usbdevfs none /proc/bus/usb
mount: fs type usbdevfs not supported by kernel
I would certainly appreciate any help that anyone can give me. Thanks.

Todd
 
Old 05-16-2005, 01:55 AM   #5
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CONfiguration Windows

What worked for me was to leave the Pilot configuration window open while syncing,
and configure in my palm only the conduits that I would sync with evolution (date, todo, address).
 
Old 05-16-2005, 05:15 PM   #6
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Which version of Gnome and Evolution are you using?
I worked through the helper (Tools -> Palm configuration ?) and my palm synced well after that. Ther is
 
Old 05-16-2005, 06:53 PM   #7
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I am using Evolution 2.0.4.

When I start up Gnome-Pilot it wants to do an initial sync and so I hit next and get to the 'Cradle Settings' page. I choose:

Name: Cradle
Port: /dev/pilot
Speed: 57600
Time out: 2
Type: USB

I hit forward and choose 'Yes, I've synced software with this pilot before' and choose 'forward'. It says that it is about to retrieve the UserName and ID from the pilot, press the hotsync button. I do and nothing happens. I had a Palm IIIxe on serial that I was able to synce to Evolution and I am able to sync the Tungsten via USB to JPilot and Kpilot but not to Evolution. I seem to be having a USB/GnomePilot issue as I was able to synce via serial with GnomePilot and I can synce via USB with K and JPilot.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I am desperate to get this thing synced with Evolution. Thanks.

Todd
 
Old 05-16-2005, 07:07 PM   #8
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I ran the command
Code:
pilot-xfer --port /dev/ttyUSB1 --list
and things seemed to go well, it returned 218 files on my Palm. I then went into GnomePilot and made the Port /dev/ttyUSB1 instead of /dev/pilot but the result was the same, nothing happened.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 07:48 PM   #9
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I running Debian and udev makes a link from the ttyUSBX that the pilot uses to /dev/pilot. It works for me.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 09:32 AM   #10
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Evolution, pilot-xfer /dev/ttyUSB1

I have such problem too.
I have a Zire 71 and FC3 Using kde3 and evolution 2.0.4.
Using pilot-xfer I do like this:
Press the sync button on the craddle,
count to 3 (or you can " tail -f /var/log/messages " and wait till it shows up your palm)
pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB1 (-i for install or whatever I want to do)

Btw, there I was logged in as root because I couldn't configure it to work with user.

With evolution, I have to "su -" as well, and run evolution as root. To configure the pilot I went to pilot settings,
"Devices" -> Add... Name: Zire71, Port: /dev/ttyUSB1, Speed 5700, Type: USB
"Pilots" -> Add... (press the hotsync button in the craddle, count to three) click in "Get from Pilot"

It should work.
After that, I leave the pilot settings open, click in hotsync, It hotsyncs with evolution. ANd then I don't need to leave the pilot settings open anymore. WHenever I Press the hotsync button (while evolution is open) it hotsyncs automagically. However I couldn't manage to hotsync e-mail yet, only todo's calendar etc. (still trying to configure pilot-mailsync)

Hope it works for you
 
Old 05-17-2005, 02:41 PM   #11
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I did all that and everything seems to have worked till I got to the part where I tried to get the settings from the Palm. I would hit the hotsync button and nothing would happen. When I ran (after hitting the hotsync button)
Code:
tail -f /var/log/messages
I got back
Code:
May 17 15:35:28 linuxd600 kernel: usb 2-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
May 17 15:35:28 linuxd600 kernel: usb 2-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1
May 17 15:36:34 linuxd600 kernel: usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 4
May 17 15:36:34 linuxd600 kernel: visor ttyUSB0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
May 17 15:36:34 linuxd600 kernel: visor ttyUSB1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB1
May 17 15:36:34 linuxd600 kernel: visor 2-1:1.0: device disconnected
May 17 15:37:38 linuxd600 kernel: usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
May 17 15:37:38 linuxd600 kernel: visor 2-1:1.0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter detected
May 17 15:37:38 linuxd600 kernel: usb 2-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
May 17 15:37:38 linuxd600 kernel: usb 2-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1
So it seems that the Palm is seen by Linux but when I get to the point where I am trying to get the username from it through gpilot, nothing happens. I have no idea what I am missing.

Todd
 
Old 05-21-2005, 08:32 PM   #12
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Same Problem

I recently upgraded from a Tungsten E to a Tungsten E2 and I can't get gpilotd to recognize my E2, even though it worked with my Tungsten E.

It seems to work fine with other sync software, though.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 08:40 AM   #13
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I kinda feel as if I have run into a brick wall with this, I really have no idea what to do next. I will see if anyone at the Annapolis area LUG might know anything that might work (we meet the 1st Mon of the month). Aside from that I'm stumped. I'll post anything that I come up with.

Todd
 
Old 10-29-2005, 05:08 AM   #14
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Ever Fix This?

I am having the same problem, I can get KPilot to use my Palm device, but not gPilot. Maybe uninstalling and recompling gPilot wil help. I will try it tomorrow.
 
Old 06-19-2006, 02:47 AM   #15
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I know this thread is a little dated now but it appears that the problem was never fixed. I'm having the same problem with my E2 not syncing with Evolution 2.6.1 running in Ubuntu 6.06. Sounds like I'll have to go back to jpilot.
 
  


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