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Re: Getting Handspring Pilot Setup



On Sun, Mar 31, 2002 at 02:23:36AM -0500, james martinez wrote:
> Ok yet another problem with getting my Visor to sync.  had it working
> and then I had to change to kernel 2.4.18 to get the new Nvidia video
> card to work. But now my visor will not sync anymore. One thins when I
> compiled the new kernel it added /dev/usb which has ttyUSB* so now I
> have two sets of these. One was made using the Perl code below and are
> in /dev/ttyUSB*. How do I tell which set is being used. I can look at
> /var/log/kern.log and see the visor is detected connecting to the driver
> but it will not sync. Any ideas?
If you have pilot-link installed, press hotsync button, then run:

dlpsh /dev/ttyUSB1

  (c) Copyright 1996-2001, pilot-link team 
  Join the pilot-unix list to contribute.

  This is dlpsh from pilot-link version 0.9.5

  pilot-link 0.9.5 is covered under the GPL
  See the file COPYING for more details.

  Port: /dev/ttyUSB1

  Please press the HotSync button now...

Connected... Welcome to the DLP Shell
Type 'help' for additional information

dlpsh> user
username = "Jerome R. Acks, Jr."
userID = 00006947 (26951)   viewerID = 00000000 (0)   PCid = 62a8bd10
(1655225616)
dlpsh> quit
Exiting.


> 
> On Sun, 2002-03-03 at 07:44, james martinez wrote:
> > Got it working with Evolution. Thanks for the piece of Perl that helped
> > a lot by fixing the biggest problem I had getting the entries under
> > /dev. Works great now thanks for the help.
> > 
> > On Sun, 2002-03-03 at 09:59, John S. J. Anderson wrote:
> > > james martinez <jmarti16@tampabay.rr.com> writes:
> > > 
> > > > Can anyone tell me where I can get it. Thanks for any help.
> > > 
> > > You need to set up the various USB devices properly. The Handspring
> > > Visor mini-HOWTO may be helpful; there's a copy at
> > > <http://www.icewalk.com/doclib/howtos/mini/Handspring-Visor.html>. 
> > > 
> > > I have had "set up Visor" on my TODO list for a long time, and your
> > > mail was a good motivator. 8^)= I followed the instructions in the
> > > mini-HOWTO and my Visor is now working. (Well, with jpilot. getting
> > > kpilot and gnome-pilot going is next.)
> > > 
> > > Some notes:
> > > 
> > > a) this piece of Perl will create the devices:
> > >     perl -e 'foreach $i ( 0 .. 15 ) { `mknod /dev/ttyUSB$i c 188 $i` }'
> > > b) don't forget to 'chmod 0666 /dev/ttyUSB*' 
> > > c) I couldn't get 'coldsync' (from unstable) to work properly; it
> > >    would either give errors or seg fault. jpilot did work, however, so
> > >    if you have coldsync issues, you might want to give it a try.
> > > 
> > > Good luck,
> > > john.
> > > -- 
> > > I WILL FINISH WHAT I STA
> > > 
> > > 	Bart Simpson on chalkboard in episode 8F05
> > 
> 
> 
> 
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-- 
Jerome

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