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Re: FC5: gnome-pilot AND pilot-link broken (worse than FC4!)



On Thu, 2006-23-03 at 20:15 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 09:21 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 12:08 +0200, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 17:06 -0400, Brian Mury wrote:
> > > > Good day all,
> > > > 
> > > > Anyone who used FC4 and has a Palm will probably be aware of the
> > > > multitude of problems that FC4 had with Palm syncing. I was able to get
> > > > gnome-pilot (and hence Evolution syncing) to work by installing Mark G.
> > > > Adams' RPM's.
> > > > 
> > > > Having just installed FC5, I've found that gnome-pilot crashes like it
> > > > did on FC4. However, there is an additional problem that was not present
> > > > with FC4. Even before installing Mark G. Adams' RPMs on FC4, I was able
> > > > to use pilot-link to talk to my Palm (using the command pilot-xfer). I
> > > > can still do this, but if I run it two or three times, it completely
> > > > freezes my computer to the point that I must press the reset button.
> > > > 
> > > > So, my questions are:
> > > > - Has anyone else experienced problems with pilot-link hanging their
> > > > machine?
> > > > - Any advice on how to troubleshoot this?
> > > > - Any advice on how to fix this?
> > > > - If I can get pilot-link to stop hanging the machine, any advice on how
> > > > to get gnome-pilot to work so I can sync with Evolution?
> > > > 
> > > > I have:
> > > > 
> > > > gnome-pilot-2.0.13-7.fc5.4
> > > > gnome-pilot-devel-2.0.13-7.fc5.4
> > > > pilot-link-0.12.0-0.pre4.5.2.1
> > > > pilot-link-devel-0.12.0-0.pre4.5.2.1
> > > > gnome-pilot-conduits-2.0.13-3.FC5.2
> > > > 
> > > > Brian
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Sadly enough, somehow, I get the feeling that the same bugs will be
> > > reported when FC6 is released... yep, we are doomed.
> > > https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2006-March/msg01378.html
> > > 
> > ----
> > I have generally used a methodology which we have covered in the
> > archives of this list (and in bugzilla) to make it work...manually make
> > a device node in /tmp owned by the user, symlinked to /dev/ttyUSB1 and
> > ignoring udev - as I seemed to have timing problems with udev. Then I
> > make sure that I can talk to it with pilot-xfer -L -p /tmp/MY_NODE
> > 
> > once that is working, I have to make sure that the device is actually
> > listed in the devices.xml file for gnome-pilotd since I use a Treo 650
> > which hasn't been included normally.
> > 
> > This got me through FC-3 and FC-4 and one of these days, I'm gonna wipe
> > out everything and install FC-5 and see what happens.
> > 
> > Craig
> > 
> 
> I did the same in FC4, creating a ttyUSB? in /etc/dev.
> However, it doesn't seem to work in FC5.
> 
> Gilboa
I just installed FC5 last night, I have never been able to get 
my Zire 72 to work since FC1. Last night when I tried the soft
link from /dev/pilot to /dev/ttyUSB0 was automaticaly set up.
I did not tinker at all before testing it. It still did not 
sync using gnome-pilot, and pilotd kept crashing or kept 
caused my PDA to crash. I don't have anything important on my
PDA, I had a problem on the Windows machine where the backup 
for the PDA was corrupted, and my young nephew found my PDA 
in my truck and after multiple attempts to get into it, the 
security profile erased all the data on the PDA, so I lost
everything... freaking Windows.

Maybe some day this stuff will work. :^(



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