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Sync'ing a Treo 600
  • From: David Krider <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 15:47:36 -0500
  • Message-id: <1110401256.27039.17.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm trying to sync a Treo 600 with SuSE 9.2. It's just as simple as
that. Everything I google up about this leads me to believe that I
shouldn't have a problem, and that's just like it always is with my
problems, so here's the deal: If someone can tell me how to get this
working, I'll buy you something off an Amazon wish list (or similar) for
you for up to $20. Hey, it's at least a CD.

I've had some sort of Palm device for 9 years now, all the way back to
the original. I've run Linux on my desktop for 7 years now, all the back
to RH 5.2. (Or was it 6.2?) I've put up with crappy sync'ing for a long
time. I mean, sure, okay, pilot-xfer "sync's," right? Okay, alright,
JPilot is an okay program. But I *thought* that I was going to get the
holy grail of Outlook/PocketMirror functionality with Evolution. Alas,
it was not to be.

I *need* memos. I keep a lot of important info in them, so even good
sync'ing with Evolution -- if it exists -- won't work for me. So I've
sucked it up and just used JPilot. Anyone who's used Outlook for
managing Pilot data can tell you how nice it is in comparison. (Trying
changing a couple hundred contacts' categories around, and you'll see
what I mean.)

Here's a good sync with my Tungsten C just before switching over to the
Treo:

Mar 9 13:51:58 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: new full speed USB device
using address 9
Mar 9 13:51:58 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: Product: Palm Handheld
Mar 9 13:51:58 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Palm, Inc.
Mar 9 13:51:58 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: SerialNumber: PalmSN12345678
Mar 9 13:51:58 enterprise kernel: visor 1-4:1.0: Handspring Visor /
Palm OS converter detected
Mar 9 13:51:58 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: Handspring Visor / Palm OS
converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Mar 9 13:51:58 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: Handspring Visor / Palm OS
converter now attached to ttyUSB1
Mar 9 13:52:00 enterprise pilot-xfer: resmgr: server response code 501
Mar 9 13:52:08 enterprise last message repeated 5 times
Mar 9 13:52:08 enterprise /etc/dev.d/tty/50-visor.dev[9549]: add tty
device /class/tty/ttyUSB1
Mar 9 13:52:08 enterprise /etc/dev.d/tty/50-visor.dev[9550]: add tty
device /class/tty/ttyUSB0
Mar 9 13:54:42 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: USB disconnect, address 9
Mar 9 13:54:42 enterprise kernel: visor ttyUSB0: Handspring Visor /
Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
Mar 9 13:54:42 enterprise kernel: visor ttyUSB1: Handspring Visor /
Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB1
Mar 9 13:54:42 enterprise kernel: visor 1-4:1.0: device disconnected
Mar 9 13:54:42 enterprise /sbin/hotplug[9602]: unknown command
Mar 9 13:54:42 enterprise /sbin/hotplug[9606]: unknown command


And, yes, depite the resmgr complaints, it worked. Here's a try at
syncing the new Treo:

Mar 9 15:40:43 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: new full speed USB device
using address 29
Mar 9 15:40:43 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: Product: Palm Handheld
Mar 9 15:40:43 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Palm, Inc.
Mar 9 15:40:43 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: SerialNumber: PalmSN12345678
Mar 9 15:40:43 enterprise kernel: visor 1-4:1.0: Handspring Visor /
Palm OS converter detected
Mar 9 15:40:43 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: Handspring Visor / Palm OS
converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Mar 9 15:40:43 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: Handspring Visor / Palm OS
converter now attached to ttyUSB1
Mar 9 15:40:49 enterprise pilot-xfer: resmgr: server response code 501
Mar 9 15:40:53 enterprise last message repeated 3 times
Mar 9 15:40:53 enterprise /etc/dev.d/tty/50-visor.dev[28068]: add tty
device /class/tty/ttyUSB0
Mar 9 15:40:53 enterprise /etc/dev.d/tty/50-visor.dev[28065]: add tty
device /class/tty/ttyUSB1
Mar 9 15:42:54 enterprise kernel: usb 1-4: USB disconnect, address 29
Mar 9 15:42:54 enterprise kernel: visor 1-4:1.0: device disconnected
Mar 9 15:42:54 enterprise /sbin/hotplug[28116]: unknown command
Mar 9 15:42:54 enterprise /sbin/hotplug[28117]: unknown command


In this latter case, pilot-xfer just sits there forever, waiting:

david@enterprise:~> pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB1 -l


Listening to port: /dev/ttyUSB1

Please press the HotSync button now...

I've even tried compiling the very latest version of pilot-link, but
that didn't fix it. I still don't think I need to do anything with newer
software. From my googling, it would seem that support for this device
was put into place well over a year ago.

So, again, if someone can tell me how to fix this, I would be
appreciative, to the tune of up to $20. If I can't fix this, I've
determined that, after all this time and hassle, I'm finally ready to
give up on Linux on my desktop rather than give up my Palm.

Thanks and regards,
dk







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