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

Robert L. Harris Robert.L.Harris at rdlg.net
Wed Feb 18 15:37:43 EST 2004

Thus spake Geoffrey (esoteric at 3times25.net):

> 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. :(

Anything in your /var/log/messages or dmesg?  My handspring actually
used /dev/ttyUSB1 while my old Palm3 used /dev/ttyUSB0.  Try hitting the
hotsync button and running "lsusb".  This is from the usbutils package
on debian.

> >
> >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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