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Old 02-09-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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Hotsync Palm in Pilot Link

I am trying to get my Palm m505 to hotsync using pilot-link that came with my Redhat 9 distribution.

I set the port to /dev/pilot. I then made 'pilot' a synthetic link to /dev/ttyUSB0, which I believe is the port that the cradle is plugged into. I also set the permissions to all of the USB ports to 666. The cradle can't seem to connect to my PC.

Any ideas?
Old 02-10-2004, 09:53 AM   #2
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hmmm... i had the same problem with my m505 and usb, the problem is it doesn't appear as a device until you hit the hotsync button... I still havn't figureed out teh usb problem, but there is a serial/usb cable for an m505 that can allow you to hotsync your m505 via rs232 serial as long as the usb plug isn't plugged in, although even that can be a headache at times because you have to do the hotsync by hitting the button on the pilot before running pilot-link... also, i use j-pilot as a gui frontend for pilot-link, which might make it easier
Old 02-10-2004, 09:09 PM   #3
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Does anyone else have any input? Is what I have done so far right? Does anyone know how to find out which USB port it is connected to or somehow find out if the PC is getting any input from the cradle?
Old 02-13-2004, 12:42 AM   #4
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Just saw this:

apparently gpilot dosent work with palm v
Old 09-02-2004, 11:29 AM   #5
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Same Problem

I am having a similar problem, if not the same. I have installed pilot-link 0.11.8 installed with jpilot 0.99.7. If I do pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB1 -l I get an error stating that
Unable to bind to port: /dev/ttyUSB1
Please use --help for more information
I have tried pilot-xfer --help and haven't found much useful. I set $PILOTRATE=9600 and ln -s /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/pilot. The rate on my palm is set to 9600. I have also tried with jpilot and have had no success.

I am using FC2 with kernel 2.6.6



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