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Old 11-24-2001, 01:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Syncing Palm with J-Pilot


I have installed all of the J-Pilot software but still can't get my Palm to Sync. Any suggestions?
 
Old 11-24-2001, 03:03 AM   #2
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What error message do you get? If you don't get any try running from an xterm and seeing if error messages apear there.
 
Old 11-24-2001, 03:33 PM   #3
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By Xterm, are you referring to the X console? If so, what would be the procedure? I am still trying to digest giving commands...Thanks
 
Old 11-24-2001, 08:28 PM   #4
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Make sure that in File | Preferences | settings you have typed

/dev/ttyS0

in the serial port box.

(Assuming it's serial port one you've connected to?)

Then hit sync (on the desktop program - it's not like the Wind*ws version where you can just hit the hot sync button on the cradle). Once you've hit sync, *then* hit the hot sync button on the cradle and it should work.

It seems like a pretty good package and if anything looks a bit nicer than the official Wind*ws software. :-)

If that doesn't work, maybe you have a broken serial port?
 
Old 11-25-2001, 01:01 AM   #5
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I have attempted this and also attempted it with /dev/ttyS1 with no success. I can still sync when I am booted in Windows.
 
Old 11-25-2001, 03:22 AM   #6
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By Xterm, are you referring to the X console? If so, what would be the procedure? I am still trying to digest giving commands...Thanks
Start a terminal (xterm. aterm, eterm, gnome-terminal, konsole, etc).

Type "jpilot" and press return

Attempt to sync

Look in terminal for errors.
 
Old 11-25-2001, 12:08 PM   #7
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When I typed in jpilot the message is: could not open /home/jd/ .jpilot/Saved Preferences.prc: No such file or directory.
But the jpilot window opens but when I attempt to Sync it does not work. I press the sync on the jpilot program followed by the hot sync button on the cradle. My Palm Pilot is looking for the desktop but cannot connect. Jpilot appears to waiting for the Palm to connect but without success.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 06:07 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by DiBosco
Make sure that in File | Preferences | settings you have typed

/dev/ttyS0

in the serial port box. [...]
I owe you a big Thank You, DiBosco, for this tip. I'd just lost the ability to hot-sync (again) after "upgrading" to Mandrake 9.1. Just because all my files remained intact, I assumed the preferences had, too, and was about to climb the walls, or maybe bust through them, in frustration. Turned out specifying the device was all I needed to do.

Sometimes I think "upgrade" means "degrade"...
 
Old 07-26-2003, 03:58 PM   #9
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Quote:
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When I typed in jpilot the message is: could not open /home/jd/ .jpilot/Saved Preferences.prc: No such file or directory.
But the jpilot window opens but when I attempt to Sync it does not work. I press the sync on the jpilot program followed by the hot sync button on the cradle. My Palm Pilot is looking for the desktop but cannot connect. Jpilot appears to waiting for the Palm to connect but without success.
I get the same message (although I am connecting with a USB port) I will follow this thread except when you say ttyS? I will put ttyUSB
 
  


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