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Old 12-18-2003, 06:44 PM   #1
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Palm Pilot Sync


I have been able to set-up my palm pilot to be reconized in the past. But the sync of the information was a failure. I am using the old Palm VIIx pilot. The sync is through a serial cable. I would like to sync the information in the pilot and evolution. Please let me know what I need to do to do this.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 03:33 AM   #2
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I'm surprised there is no help for this. Does anyone know how to syny the pilot with evolution?
 
Old 12-22-2003, 03:41 AM   #3
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I did this search on google.com/linux and found this, you could also try here.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 04:45 AM   #4
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I got my palm (Sony Clie) syncing with evolution once but evolution did not recognise the categories setup on my palm or if an entry was private. This is important because I use the palm at work and synchronise with outlook and don't want all my work stuff messed up or other users at work to see my private calendar entries. So I now use JPilot, and am waiting for evolution to catch up.

However, the best thing to do is play around with pilot-xfer - it's a command line utility, part of the pilot-link tools. With a USB palm the dmesg command gives some output on what's happening when you press sync - look for messages about 'visor.c'

pilot-xfer -l

I think (I'm at work so cannot test on a linux pc) that should give you a list of the databases on your palm. You may need to set the PILOTPORT and PILOTRATE environment variables. With a USB palm you press sync, wait 3 seconds then run pilot-xfer - it may be different on a serial connection.

Once you have pilot-xfer working you should be able to sync using something with a UI - evolution or jpilot.

hope this helps...
 
Old 12-25-2003, 02:53 AM   #5
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How do I sync with evolution though. All I seem to find is the pilot setup and not a sync for it.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 11:00 AM   #6
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do you have evolution-pilot installed?
and the pilot conduits?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:09 PM   #7
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Unfortanitly my Palm VIIx is dead. The bottom portion of the screen is a dark black rectangle. I am going to attempt to fix this problem. Better than just throwing the unit out. If anyone is familiar with this problem please let me know. Also any suggestions on a new wirless pilot would be helpful. One necesesity I need the pilot to do is be able to search an ebay auction. Please let me know if you know a good unit that will do this. They no longer sell the VIIx. I have been using it for a couple years now and it is probobaly ready to update to some newer technology unless of course I can get the screen working on the old unit better.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 04:58 PM   #8
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I went to the Best Buy anbd Circuit City today. I found no good replacement for my old palm. I am not crazy about signing up for cell service to just search on eBay site while at sales.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 11:10 PM   #9
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Anybody with some advice on this would be helpful.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 03:01 PM   #10
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Palm

I have the original Palm Pilot Professional...I had a similar problem where the screen seemed to "die". It turned black with streaks in it. I couldn't read anything. I decided not to toss it (hoping maybe something would fix it, I never dropped it or got it wet so why would it die?). First I replaced the batteries and waited three minutes. On the palm site palmOne it told me to first try a soft reset (press the reset button once), then a double soft reset (press the reset button twice relatively quickly). I'm not sure if this worked, because before I turned it on I removed the memory which is behind a panel on the back (sort of looks like laptop memory) and reseated it. Amazingly it came back to life. I was thrilled. I had put it on a shelf over three years ago in disgust. I hope this helps.

I hope you backed up the data...

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