Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159337
Serial connection to Palm Vx doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
Description of problem:
I connected my Palm Vx via serial (yep, it is oldish) to this PC (via a serial
<--> USB cable, new machine with no serial ports), but it won't sync at all:
gnome-pilot applet just hangs, Palm times out). Same thing with a direct
connection to an x86_64 machine, BTW. Reading from the serial port to a file and
pressing the HotSync button gives some 99 bytes of gibberish, so the serial
connection is working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Pilot in craddle, start gnome-pilot-applet,
-> Forward, configure serial port (57600 or 19600 makes no difference)
2. Ask for syncing, press HotSync button
Applet hang, Palm timeout
I did this before with the same Palm under RH9 I believe, so I don't think I'm
doing everything wrong.
Now the communication itself does work, but neither gnome-pilot nor jpilot are
able to talk to the device, gnome-pilot and jpilot get confused by the username
set on the Palm as far as I can see. pilot-xfer works fine, and as the others
are just too confusing for use (no decent way of editing the username in the
Palm, I can't for the life of me figure out how to edit and push individual
files back, ...), I'm giving up.
Can you give more info on the error messages you get?
Try killing any gpilotd process and starting one in a terminal
window (/usr/libexec/gpilotd) so that you can see the error
messages. This may give you more info to google for...
Can you downgrade to the stable release pilot-link 0.11.8?
Closing this bug due to lack of updates. Feel free to re-open it if the problem
still exists in the latest Fedora Core 6 packages: