Re: Syncing Palm device via USB Cable

Les wrote:
On Tue, 2008-03-11 at 02:09 -0500, pursley1@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
With the help of another person, we were able to deduce that the problem was because of Fedora, which by default, does not give access to the USB ports to users. There is no group to add to fix this problem and it took changing the global security permissions to allow everyone full access to the ports to get it to work. This really should be addressed on future versions of Fedora so I don't have to re-fix this problem every time the system updates the security. How do I recommend it?


Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 10:11 -0500, pursley1@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 08:20 -0500, pursley1@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I'm new to Fedora and am still classified have been messing around with Linux part-time for about a year but am trying to migrate fully to Linux now and can't seem to get my Palm device to sync. It connects via a USB cable and I can even 4. Some amount of training to our engineer. Perhaps 1 to 2 weeks istell you how it appears in the proc file system USB file when it is activated but how do I tell the software that it's there? This is only one of a few things that is hindering my desire to completely eliminate Windows from my computer (I haven't liked Microsoft for years). Any help here?
1) Make sure you have the pilot-link package installed and up to date.
2) Make sure it works: do 'pilot-dlpsh -p usb:' and play around. Check
the man pages for the various pilot-* commands.
3) If you want a GUI front-end pick one (e.g. kpilot, gnome-pilot) and
install it.
4) Configure the front-end to use 'usb:' as the Pilot device.

Well, I tested your examples and all of the things you suggested to check worked just fine except that none of the front-ends are able to connect with it. I can connect with it manually using the 'pilot-dlpsh' command just fine. I've tried 'gnome-pilot' & 'jpilot' with no success at all.
I use kpilot myself, so I can't help you. I would suggest making sure
you have the latest version, and that the front end is configured to use
'usb:' as the device name. Earlier versions of pilot-link had
complicated ways of setting up serial ports, linking to the /dev/pilot
device, loading a 'visor' kernel module etc. etc., all of which gave a
lot of headaches and were unreliable. The current pilot-link uses the
libusb user-land library which is not only more reliable but noticeably
faster, but some of the frontends may not have caught up yet.


Did you add your users to the uucp group?

Les H
That was something I did from the start but it didn't make any difference.

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