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Bug 126376 - Palm Sync doesn't work out of the box.
Palm Sync doesn't work out of the box.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pilot-link (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2004-06-20 13:54 EDT by Johnny Proton
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-29 14:22:55 EDT
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Description Johnny Proton 2004-06-20 13:54:59 EDT
Description of problem: Palm Sync doesn't work out of the box.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): FC2
Standard Install

How reproducible:  Every computer I tried.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose (from start) Preferences > More Preferences > Palm OS Devices
2. Attempt to sync the Palm device using USB in default location of
/dev/pilot.  Follow on-screen instructions.
Actual results: Palm device is unable to connect.

Expected results: Palm should connect.

Additional info: Following the extremely easy
http://fedoranews.org/tchung/gnome-pilot/ I found that all I needed to
to was create a symbolic link from /dev/pilot to /dev/ttyUSB1 and it

I think this should work out of the box and the link should already
have been created if the installer expects us to put the pilot in
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-06-29 14:22:55 EDT
it's a setting problem here. pilot-link will use device file <port> to
communicate with the Palm handheld. if it is not specified, will look
for the $PILOTPORT environment variable. If both are not found, will
fall back to /dev/pilot.

in your case you have to set your Port to correct device with gnome-pilot

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