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Re: Palm III xe

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 10:44:15AM +0000, Clive Menzies wrote:
> On (18/12/06 18:58), Rob Wright wrote:
> > I'm new to Debian, so please forgive me if this has been beaten to death. 
> > Through Red Hat, Fedora, and OpenSuSE I've not been able to get my old
> > Palm IIIxe to connect and ultimately sync. This is something I was really 
> > hoping to be able to do with Debian but I'm beginning to wonder if it's 
> > possible at all. 
> > 
> > I have the original serial syncing cradle, with an USB adapter. Using the 
> > serial connection and KPilot, the Palm acts like it's talking to kpilot and 
> > tells me it's connecting and cleaning up but it's unable to sync, which is 
> > farther than I've gone with anything else. That's using the configuration 
> > wizard in kpilot, and autodetecting. Using the usb adapter gets me no 
> > connection at all and the "unable to connect" message on the Palm itself. 
> > 
> > I've told kpilot to use /dev/ttyS0 directly, and I've linked /dev/ttyS0 
> > to /dev/pilot and tried it that way with no luck.
> > 
> > I've found TONS of information through Google over the last year or two, but 
> > nothing that actually works. Is it possible to sync up this thing with Linux 
> > or have I been tilting at windmills? Assuming it is possible (I believe that 
> > ultimately anything with Linux is possible given enough effort) can someone 
> > point me to a dangerously simple and clear cut method for doing so?
> > 
> > I have Etch installed, as of last Thursday. 
> I use jpilot and for USB I suspect you need to use something like
> /dev/ttyUSB1 (0,2 or whatever).

I think in gnome pilot (or whatever its called), since the pilot flips
around between USB0,1,?2, you can tell it 'USB:" Note the ':".  Its in
the docs somewhere.  This way, gpilot will hunt the USB tree for the


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