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Old 10-22-2005, 04:55 PM   #1
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Palm Pilot udev Kernel 2.6.13

I stayed with the 2.4 kernel series as it was much easier setup my USB Palm Pilot.

I have set up a test machine in Slackware 10.2 that uses udev version 64 and have everything working except the palm. The howto's I found on the net give varying ways of editing /etc/udev/rules.d but they seem to be specific to both the distro (Fedora Core 3 mostly) and the version of udev.

Does anyone have a simple way to set this up. I would prefer not to have 666 permisions but rather make a symlink to /dev/pilot with group=pilot. This is the only thing that is keeping me from jumping to the latest kernel. Everything else I need out of my machines I have been able to setup with the new kernel.

Last edited by shepper; 10-23-2005 at 04:06 PM.
Old 10-23-2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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In the answer your own question category. I was able to get it working from a post in the Ubantu users group

1) Become root
2) cd /etc/udev/rules.d
3) touch 10-pilot.rules
4) edit 10-pilot.rules and insert the following line:
BUS="usb", SYSFS{product}="Palm Handheld*", KERNEL="ttyUSB*", NAME{ignore_remove}="pilot", MODE="666"
Note that you have to hit the sync button on the cradle or palm before running pilot-xfer or hitting the sync/backup button in jpilot


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