[ale] syncing a palm via serial/usb device?

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Wed Feb 18 15:26:38 EST 2004

Jason Day wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 02:33:17PM -0500, Geoffrey wrote:
>>Palm -> serial cradle -> serial to usb converter -> usb port
>>Palm IIIc.  I've also got a Palm VIIx, but no luck with it either.
> Ok, so it will use the visor driver for syncing.  Have you compiled it
> into your kernel, or as a module?

I assume it's called visor.o, yeah, the module's insmod.

> You will also need a recent version of pilot-link installed.  0.9.x
> won't work at all, you will need one of the 0.11.x versions for USB
> syncing to work; 0.11.8 is the latest version.

0.11.8 is what I've got.

> Assuming you have pilot-link 0.11.x installed, try this at a console
> prompte:
>     pilot-xfer -l -p /dev/ttyUSB1

I pressed hotsync, then executed:

pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB0 -l # it want's the port before the -l option

No go.  I see: Listening to port: /dev/ttyUSB0

Please press the Hotsync button now....

Then the palm returns the connection error. :(

> Remember that you have to hit the sync button on the cradle first, then
> start pilot-xfer.  At the very least you should have lots of stuff in
> your logs.

I did press the hotsync on the cradle first.

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
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