Syncing Palm device via USB Cable

pursley1 at pursley1 at
Mon Mar 10 15:11:50 UTC 2008

Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 08:20 -0500, pursley1 at 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 tell 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.
> poc
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.


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