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Re: Palm III xe

On Sarge, I can sync Palm IIIxe with Evolution via Gnome Pilot applet,
but I use serial connection only. Perhaps, you could use pilot-link to
find out if the problem is with kpilot or the connection itself. I
recall some problems when I could backup my Palm with pilot-xfer, but
not with any GUI tools, because they required a userID to be installed
on Palm. I did it with install-user and it worked.

I didn't create /dev/pilot and use /dev/ttyS0 instead.

On 12/19/06, Rob Wright <debianrob@poncacity.net> 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.

With best regards,
Dmitri Minaev

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