Bug 159337 - Serial connection to Palm Vx doesn't work
Summary: Serial connection to Palm Vx doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-pilot
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC4Update
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-01 18:30 UTC by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-16 23:37:14 UTC

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Description Horst H. von Brand 2005-06-01 18:30:39 UTC
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):

How reproducible:

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 
Actual results:
Applet hang, Palm timeout

Expected results:

Additional info:
I did this before with the same Palm under RH9 I believe, so I don't think I'm
doing everything wrong.

Comment 1 Horst H. von Brand 2005-07-18 15:31:31 UTC
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.


Comment 2 Matt Davey 2006-01-21 13:05:45 UTC
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?

Comment 3 Matthew Barnes 2006-12-16 23:37:14 UTC
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:


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