Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170579
Handspring Visor does not work after kernel-2.6.11.x
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:22:38 EST
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Description of problem:
FC4 is not the problem with the syncing of a handspring visor, it is the
kernel. I compiled kernel linux-188.8.131.52 up to 9 and the handspring visor syncs
under FC4. linux-2.6.12 and linux-2.6.13
There is no /dev/ttyUSBx created when the hot sync button is pressed on the
visor on these kernels.
in the /sys directory,
Oct 12 19:56:39 d kernel: usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
Oct 12 19:56:39 d kernel: usb 4-2: Handspring Visor / Palm OS: port 1, is for Generic use
Oct 12 19:56:39 d kernel: usb 4-2: Handspring Visor / Palm OS: port 2, is for HotSync use
Oct 12 19:56:39 d kernel: usb 4-2: Handspring Visor / Palm OS: Number of ports: 2
Oct 12 19:56:39 d kernel: visor 4-2:1.0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter detected
Oct 12 19:56:39 d kernel: usb 4-2: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Oct 12 19:56:39 d kernel: usb 4-2: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1
Oct 12 19:56:45 d kernel: usb 4-2: USB disconnect, address 4
Oct 12 19:56:45 d kernel: visor ttyUSB0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
Oct 12 19:56:45 d kernel: visor ttyUSB1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now disconnected from ttyUSB1
Oct 12 19:56:45 d kernel: visor 4-2:1.0: device disconnected
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. compile and kernel or use yum to get a kernel above 2.6.11
2. press the hot sync button on the visor
3. for i in 1 1 1 1 1 1 1; do find /dev/ -name "*iso*"; find /dev/ -name "*ttyUSB*"; find /sys/ -name "*ttyUSB1*"; sleep .5s ; date; done
Actual Results: The /dev/pilot and /dev/ttyUSB1 does not work.
Expected Results: /dev/ttyUSB0 and /dev/ttyUSB1 should be created
linux-2.6.11 kernels worked.
I know I should be taking this, but in reality there's no time to look at it.
Actually, I suspect that udev got broken somehow.
2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 has been released as an update for FC4.
Please retest with this update, as a large amount of code has been changed in
this release, which may have fixed your problem.
This is a mass-update to all currently open kernel bugs.
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO_REPORTER state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.
Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
can reopen the bug at any time. Any other users on the Cc: list
of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
Closing per previous comment.