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Old 11-26-2003, 08:18 PM   #1
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Syncing a Sony Clie with RedHat 9


Approximately a week and a half ago I set up my Sony Clie T615c to sync from a USB port to RedHat 9 using J-Pilot 0.99.6. It worked fine. Approximately one week later, I used the GUI Camera Tool to add some pictures to my computer. My Camera plugs into a different USB port than my Clie cradle (which I leave plugged in all the time). A day or so after downloading my pictures out of the camera I tried to hotsync my Clie using J-Pilot. The only difference between this hotsync and my previous one was that I was trying to install some new files onto the Clie as opposed to just syncing my PIM.

This is the message I get from J-Pilot:

pi_bind Invalid argument
Check your serial port and settings
Exiting with status SYNC_ERROR_BIND

I get the same message all the time now. Whether I am trying to install files or just trying to sync my PIM.

When I try pilot-xfer I get the following message:

[root@localhost dad]# pilot-xfer -b /home/dad/Downloads/Palm
No $PILOTPORT specified and no -p <port> given.
Defaulting to '/dev/pilot'

ERROR: No such device
Unable to bind to port '/dev/pilot'
Please use --help for more information

[root@localhost dad]# pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB1 -b /home/dad/Downloads/Palm

ERROR: No such device
Unable to bind to port '/dev/ttyUSB1'
Please use --help for more information

I have created the symbolic links to /dev/ttyUSB1 for pilot, palm and visor.

I have changed the security as follows:
chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB*

I press the hotsync button on the cradle before I issue the commands.

I have tried just about everything I have been able to find through a Google search on this problem but without any luck.

Any help in solving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Bill Dika


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