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Re: Palm sync with Evolution in 9.1
  • From: John Pettigrew <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 10:25:35 +0100
  • Message-id: <gemini.hxuq6n00ah88w02r7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In a previous message, David Krider <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I *must* be the only person in the entire world masochistic enough to try to
> sync a Palm device with *anything* in Linux.

Nope - Palms work fine with linux, have for years. I sync my Tungsten T with
SuSE 8.2 all the time. However, gnome-pilot is *not* as good as some of the
others. For an easy sync, I'd recommend using JPilot, which calls pilot-link
directly. It is the most complete single Palm-syncing app that I know of. As
you say, Evolution ignores memos (which is fine for a contacts-based app but
not ideal as a Palm backup system). JPilot has an excellent backup and install
system, as well as supporting AvantGo etc. plugins.

If you're having problems, you need to track down why. If you've got a
Tungsten T, you need to check that your system is working properly (older
systems won't recognise the device ID code). From what you say, it sounds like
it's picking up the USB connection OK, so try pressing the HotSync button,
waiting for the beep and then typing
pilot-xfer -p /dev/pilot -l
which should list all the files on your Palm. If it fails, what's the error?

When you do a sync using JPilot, do JPilot and the Palm both report a
successful sync? If so, try visiting the JPilot list and report this - it
might be a bug in JPilot.


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