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    Default palm TX connects but nothing happens

    I get this message from "tail -f /var/log/messages" :

    Dec 13 21:32:37 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: USB disconnect, address 10
    Dec 13 21:32:37 Uans kernel: visor ttyUSB0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
    Dec 13 21:32:37 Uans kernel: visor ttyUSB1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB1
    Dec 13 21:32:37 Uans kernel: visor 2-3:1.0: device disconnected
    Dec 13 21:32:54 Uans kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 3
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 11
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: visor 2-3:1.0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter detected
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0830, idProduct=0061
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=5
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: Product: Palm Handheld
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: Manufacturer: Palm, Inc.
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: SerialNumber: PN70U4B8M2KM

    But when I try to use this command

    pilot-xfer -i /home/uars/downloads/GPS12b8/GPS.prc

    I get this message:
    Unable to determine port to bind
    Please use --help for more information


    Any suggestions!!!

    THKS
    Vince

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    Default Re: palm TX connects but nothing happens

    Quote Originally Posted by uans
    I get this message from "tail -f /var/log/messages" :

    <snip>
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: Handspring Visor / Palm OS
    converter now attached to ttyUSB0
    Dec 13 21:32:55 Uans kernel: usb 2-3: Handspring Visor / Palm OS
    converter now attached to ttyUSB1
    <snip>

    But when I try to use this command

    pilot-xfer -i /home/uars/downloads/GPS12b8/GPS.prc

    I get this message:
    Unable to determine port to bind
    Please use --help for more information


    Any suggestions!!!

    THKS
    Vince
    Hi
    You probably need to define the port either /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB1

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    Default Re: palm TX connects but nothing happens

    I press hotsync then entered pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB0 -i /home/uars/downloads/GPS12b8/GPS.prc.

    And I got this:
    Listening for incoming connection on /dev/ttyUSB0...

    But no data transfer.


    Vince

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    Default Re: Resolved: palm TX connects but nothing happens

    What works for me is keeping a "tail -f" on the /var/log/messages file, so I can see what device my Palm is currently at. Then depress and release the hot sync button. About a half a second later enter a cmd (e.g. pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB1 -l).

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    Stuartp77 NNTP User

    Default Re: palm TX connects but nothing happens

    I just joined this forum and can't see where to post a new thread,so am taking the liberty to pop my question here.

    I'm trying to connect my Palm Tungsten E to my EeePC 901 running on Linux. Using kpilot: it scanned and said it found a connected device on dev/ttyUSB1. I pressed the hot sync button on the Palm and it shortly said HotSync operation complete. It also said Kpilot is configured to sync with Kontact. But when I press the hot sync buttons on the computer and Palm, nothing happens Sync progress remains at zero and the Palm jams up. I then have to press the reset button on the back to get it going again.

    Any help to resolve this problem would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Stuartp77

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    jhooton NNTP User

    Default Re: palm TX connects but nothing happens

    Hi Vince and others who are struggling to sync with 11.1, I've resolved my palm sync kpilot issues with the following in no particular order.

    1. I removed the "do not sync when screen saver is running" in kpilot-> configuration-> HotSync. (I can't get it to work with the screen saver on - I believe this is a security precaution.)

    2. I manually set the device to /dev/ttyUSB1 again in Kpilot config. (Whether its 0 or 1 depends on your hardware of course.)

    3. I added the group uucp to my user account. (When I logged into root and checked the permission on these usb devices (ttyusb0 etc.) I noted that permission is limited to root or the group uucp.) I'm guessing this may be part of the issue for you.

    4. I set the location of Kontact calendar files again in kpilot config under conduits to directory home/"your user name"/.kde4/share/apps/korganizer/std.ics (assuming you're using the latest kontact software in kde4. The default is .kde3 and kpilot complains if it can't create the necessary file.

    Hope this helps. Jim

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