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Old 05-29-2008, 07:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy ColdSync Palm m100 Ubuntu 7.10

I am trying to use ColdSync to connect to my Palm m100 and I am using Ubuntu 7.10. I am getting the following error:

master@master-desktop:~$ coldsync -p /dev/ttyS0
Please press the HotSync button.
Error: This Palm has user ID 0 (I was expecting 1000).
Syncing would most likely destroy valuable data. Please update your
configuration file and/or initialize this Palm (with 'coldsync -mI')
before proceeding.
Your configuration file should contain a PDA block that looks
something like this:
pda {
snum: "*Visor*";
username: "master";
userid: 1000;
Error: Lost connection to Palm.
master@master-desktop:~$ coldsync -mI
Error: Can't open "/dev/palm".
open: No such file or directory
Error: Can't open connection.

My .coldsync.rc file is:

listen serial {
device: "/dev/ttyS0";
protocol: default;

pda "My Palm" {
snum: "10J01831R83D";
username: "master";
userid: 0;

Sort of at my wits end on this. Any suggestion would be post helpful. I am not interested in backing up this PDA as a PDA. I am only interested in downloading applications into the palm such as games. I do not use this palm as a PDA as such only as a portable computer. Thanks
Old 05-29-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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Have you had a go with jpilot? I have found that to be very good for my Palms.


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