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Old 09-15-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
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Question USB, and other questions

I have SuSe 8.2 Personal. I have a USB pen drive that is seen and is loaded as sda1. I have a visor that I need to sync. The connection is good as the PC makes a beep when I push the hotsync button on the cradle. The PDA doesn't get a signal from the PC and will eventually time out the connection.

I have Evolution and pilot-link. I have also downloaded Jpilot.


1. Does anyone know how to determine what USB port is being used by the PDA given that the pen drive is sda1? This would help me to convert the settings in Evolution to the port that the PDA is using.

2. When I rpm'd the jpilot file, it would not install as it needed When I tried YaST2, it also failed for the same reason. Where do I get libcrypto?

3. If I get librypto, how do I install it so that it goes where its supposed to?

4. Even if I get the Jpilot to work, I will still need to sort out the USB issues, anyone got a good simple way for a newbie to get this running?

Old 09-16-2003, 08:23 AM   #2
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I found jpilot easier to get working than pilot-link, but that doesn't mean it will be the same for you.
1. lsusb will give you a nice listing of what stuff is connected to your usb ports, or, if you have it installed, usbview.
2. Try]this[/URL] to start with. As long as an rpm fits your architecture/distro setup, it should be fine.
3. Just let it install where it wants to, and it should be found without problems.
4. see above .
Good luck! Let us know how it works out.


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