Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-18-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Suse 9.0
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Can't sync serial palm w/ Suse Linux

We have an older version of Palm Pilot M105 that has a serial cable. We connected it to the serial port and have spent all day trying to get it to sync. We opened the utilities then sync and found K-pilot. We used the Configuration wizard and tried autodetect. The palm keeps giving us a message "the connection between your handheld computer and the desktop could not be established please check your setup and try again". Computer says "cannot open "/dev/pilot" I've read all the threads I can find but they are either USB devices or don't apply to our situation. I tried one of their solutions anyway. One person suggested hitting the hot sync button on the device and the button on the k-pilot right after for a USB device. Plain english please since we're very new to Linux. Thanks. Ruth
Old 03-18-2006, 07:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK .
Distribution: *buntu (usually Kubuntu)
Posts: 2,692
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
Well I have a treo 650 smartphone/pda "thingy". I use kpilot for syncing etc to kmail/kontact.

yes it's usb, not serial. yes my "plug in lead" does have a sync button on it. I just plug the device in and hit the button for it too sync - the default sync seems to be a "backup", if I open kpilots GUI and use the drop down from "file" I can change this to a "full sync" so that when I hit the sync button on the lead, it sync's, backs up, installs anything I've told it too etc.

You might want to google for kpilot too find out if "they" thing that the M105 works with kpilot or not.


Old 03-20-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Suse 9.0
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for trying

We just gave up and got a newer model. Hopefully it'll be easier to work with. Ruth


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sync Palm Zire 31 with KPilot on SuSE 10.0 Jbw1291 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 03-04-2006 04:34 PM
Palm wont sync on serial port sirius57 Linux - Hardware 4 01-20-2005 12:38 PM
Familiar 0.8 linux sync with kde-pim - ppp serial zparihar Linux - General 0 01-13-2005 03:45 AM
Palm Sync - nothing happens siepmann Linux - General 0 10-15-2004 04:45 AM
Palm Pilot Sync AceTech747 Linux - Software 9 04-19-2004 04:01 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration