status of Palm Sync

Gilboa Davara gilboad at
Tue Dec 27 11:07:53 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-27 at 00:23 -0800, David L wrote:
> > > I just bought a Treo 650 and was looking for info about how to use it 
> >with
> > > FC4 when I found the posting below which says FC4 is "completely broken 
> >with
> > > respect to Palm syncronization".  Is this supposed to be addressed in 
> >FC5,
> > > or should I "downgrade" to FC3?  Has anybody synced a Treo with 
> >Evolution in
> > > FC5-test1?
> > >
> > > Thanks...
> > >                        David
> >
> >Palm syn still broken. The latest packages might have solved the problem
> >for a couple of people, but at least in my case, I still need Mark G.
> >Adams' RPMs (see below) to get my Palm to sync.
> >I've given up on bug-reports.
> >Last time I counted, I found ~10 bugs related to udev ttyUSB, pilot-*
> >and gnome-pilot)
> >
> >I'm using the fix from:
> >
> Hmm... This didn't seem to work for me.  Installing the rpms like it 
> indicated in the readme (it said rpm -Fvh *.rpm) acted like it didn't 
> actually install anything.  So I just extracted the files from the rpm file 
> like this:
> rpm2cpio /tmp/pilot-link-0.12.0-0.pre4.0.fc4.2.i386.rpm | cpio -i -d
> Then I added the path to the usr/bin directory that the above command 
> extracted to the beginning of my path.  I pushed the hotsync button and then 
> ran:
> pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB1 -b /tmp/foo2
> I ran this several times until udev got around to creating ttyUSB1, but then 
> it just sat there doing nothing until the Treo timed out.  I also tried 
> coldsync with the same results:
> coldsync -p /dev/ttyUSB1 -mb /tmp/foo2

Two things.
A. I installed the RPMS using "rpm -Uvh" and they installed just fine.
Installing RPMs using cpio is usually a bad thing(c).  I'd suggest you
uninstall the current RPMs and reinstall them.
B. I created a /etc/dev directory and created the two ttyUSB0/1 nodes by
hand, pointing all pilot devices to the static device entries. This
solves all udev problems.


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