Bug#287939: kernel-image-2.4.27-i386: Palm sync freezes computer
Followup-For: Bug #287939
I saw reports for Palm trouble with kernel-image-2.4.27-2-k7. I have a
K6 so I installed kernel-image-2.4.27-2-k6. I got the same problem. So
it is probably good that this bug is mentioned in the bug list for
kernel-image-2.4.27-i386, which I guess is where it would need to be
fixed. If I should file a bug specifically against
kernel-image-2.4.27-2-k6 please say so.
My Palm IIIc is connected with /dev/pilot, which is a symlink to
/dev/ttyS0. With kernel 2.4.24 all is fine. I used the debian source
to build that kernel and tweaked the config.
With the stock Debian kernel image 2.4.27-k6 syncing doesn't
work. When I try to connect to it using JPilot or pilot-xfer or some
of the other programs in pilot-link the whole computer freezes. This
is before I even touch the sync button on the cradle. The keyboard
doesn't function anymore, not even the led for NumLock can be
changed. Mouse doesn't work. When some music is playing that sound is
stopped as well. It only reacts to a hard reset.
Other than that, 2.4.27 seems to run just fine. I had to put 8139too
into /etc/modules in order to get some network traffic flowing, but
that was the only hiccup.
I've booted into 2.4.24 now, hence the kernel version mentioned
below. If reportbug wants to supply this info, who am I to argue with
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i586)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.24
Locale: LANG=nl_NL@euro, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)