Re: syncing m130 with debian and possible gtk problems
on Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 01:23:07AM -0500, Erinn (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I know this has been covered ad nauseum here and other place as I've
> been googling for months trying to fix it myself. However, now that
> debian-pilot is defunct and debian-handheld appears to be for the
> development of Debian on handhelds, I figure this is the only place to
> ask. Now for my problem:
> I'm running Gnome 2.2 on unstable with Evolution 1.2.2-1 and I have a
> Palm m130 I'd like to sync with it.
> What I've done so far:
> I've made a symbolic link between /dev/pilot and /dev/ttyUSB0 (which,
> according to both /var/log/messages and the googling I've done is the
> appropriate thing to do), and chowned ttyUSB0 to my username. Made sure
Generally, it's a better idea to chown a device to some group (say,
ttyusb), give that group appropriate access to the file, and add
yourself to that group. For multiuser systems this becomes essential.
> I have all of the proper modules loaded (usbcore, usbserial, usb-uhci,
> visor) and a kernel that supports my Palm, a custom 2.4.20-5 kernel.
> When I try to sync using Evolution it gives me an error saying:
> Unknown pilot - no pilots match ID 27707
> Use gnomecc to set pilot's ID
I haven't used Palm stuff for a while, when I did it was with a Palm
IIIe and serial cradle. I found that the pilot-xfer utilities were
easier for me to deal with (command-line curmudgeon that I am) than the
various "Palm Desktop" apps. You can also set the Palm userID through
one of the pilot-xfer utilities, though I forget which at the moment.
> Description: gtk+-1.2 anti-aliased font support control panel
> *** THIS WILL CAUSE APPLICATIONS TO CRASH, DIE, LOSE INFORMATION,
> AND OTHER NASTY EFFECTS. DON'T USE THIS IF YOU WANT STABILITY ***
I can't speak from personal experience, but such dire warnings may be
fore for effect than actual instability. Problem of course is that if
your PalmOS device needs a hard reset, you lose everything. And if you
can't back it up without risking a hard reset.... Catch-22. Again,
I'd recommend pilot-xfer.
OTOH, if you don't have any data on your Palm yet, the risk is small.
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