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

I haven't seen any replies to my original post that dealt with the new
bug of the machine hanging when trying to sync my Palm (message below
for reference), but I've played with it a bit more and characterized the
behaviour a little better.

When pressing the hotsync button on the cradle, /dev/ttyUSB0
and /dev/ttyUSB1 are created, and /dev/pilot is created as a soft link
to /dev/ttyUSB1 (BTW, shouldn't that be /dev/ttyUSB0?). The hang happens
when the palm exits sync mode - either when completing communications
with the computer, or by timing out, or by cancelling the sync (via the
cancel button on the Palm's display).

I don't know if this is a problem with udev, or a problem with the
kernel, or a problem with something else, so I'm not sure what to file a
bug against. Any suggestions?

And again, any ideas on how to troubleshoot this? Even narrowing it down
to which component is at fault would be nice. It's obviously difficult
to troubleshoot a problem that completely hangs the machine.

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

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