Re: palm on debian
At Mon, 27 Oct 2003 00:29:35 -0500,
> One time on Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 02:51:52PM +1300 this person
> named Paul William wrote:
> > I am getting a new palm (tunsten E) tomorrow. My last palm
> > m105 was sold before I switched to Debian and worked fine in
> > mdk.
> > Is there any tip /things-i-need-todo to get a usb palm
> > working in debian (apart from installing the right software)?
> This is what I've done:
> 1. I use gPilot. Other people may recommend something else.
> o gPilot uses usb and defaults to /dev/pilot
> o ln -s /dev/ttyUSBx /dev/pilot
> I should mention here mine uses ttyUSB0 - you can check
> /var/log/messages when you plug your Palm in and try to
> sync it. It will tell you which ttyUSB it is. Or you can
> play around until you figure it out :)
> o chmod 660 ttyUSBx - and make sure you're in the dialout
> o chown username ttyUSBx
Is this necessary? Doesn't this simply duplicate the rw
permissions you get from being in the dialout group? (My only
experience with a PDA is with the late great Psion, which connects
via a dump serial port.)