kpilot worked just fine with my Palm Tungsten T3 on OpenSuse 10.3. I recently upgraded to 11.2 and have had numerous problems. It took me a while to get the hardware talking (documented in another thread), but now the sync is proving to be problematic. A hotsync happens - and I can also sync fully with jpilot, but the sync isn't going anywhere. I'm hoping to sync with kontact, but it's impossible to tell as kpilot hangs whenever I try to configure the conduits through the "Configure kpilot" menu item.

When syncing, the log complains of missing conduits:
Version: KPilot 5.3.0 (KDE 4.3.0)
Version: pilot-link 0.12.3
Version: KDE 4.3.1 (KDE 4.3.1) "release 6"
Version: Qt 4.5.3

HotSync Log

10:17:13 Starting the KPilot dmon ...
10:17:13 Dmon started.
10:17:13 Dmon status is `.kde.kpilot.daemon was not provided by any .service files'
10:17:14 Next HotSync will be: Copy Handheld to PC. Please press the HotSync button.
10:17:14 Pilot device /dev/pilot does not exist. Probably it is a USB device and will appear during a HotSync.
10:17:20 Checking last PC...
10:17:20 KPilot 5.3.0 (KDE 4.3.0) HotSync starting...
10:17:20 Using encoding ISO-8859-15 on the handheld.
10:17:20 [File Installer]
10:17:20 No Files to install
10:17:20 [Conduit kpilot-conduit-calendar]
10:17:20 Error: No valid akonadi collection configured.
10:17:20 One of the data proxies could not be initialised.
10:17:20 The conduit Calendar Conduit could not be executed.
10:17:20 [Conduit kpilot-conduit-todo]
10:17:20 Error: No valid akonadi collection configured.
10:17:20 One of the data proxies could not be initialised.
10:17:20 The conduit To-do Conduit could not be executed.
10:17:20 [Conduit kpilot-conduit-contacts]
10:17:21 Error: No valid akonadi collection configured.
10:17:21 One of the data proxies could not be initialised.
10:17:21 The conduit Contacts Conduit could not be executed.
10:17:21 [Conduit time_conduit]
10:17:21 Setting the clock on the handheld
10:17:21 [Conduit memofile-conduit]
10:17:21 Syncing with /home/christian/MyMemos.
10:17:21 Doing regular sync...
10:17:21 Backup directory: /home/christian/.kde4/share/apps/kpilot/DBBackup/Christian Mayne/.
10:17:21 Full backup started.
10:17:21 Backing up: ContactsDB-PAdd
[...]
10:17:26 Full backup complete.
10:17:26 End of HotSync

The kpilot page here KPilot Homepage suggests deveolpment on kpilot has stalled.

So, with the interface hanging, I'm looking for alternate ways of configuring (or syncing with kontact)

Many thanks
MiF