Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77471
2.4.18-17.7.x causes serial palm to no longer sync
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgraded 7.3 to latest errata kernel 2.4.18-17.7.x. After upgrade gnome-pilot
will no longer sync with palm connected to serial port 2 /dev/ttyS1. Downgraded
kernel to 2.4.18-10 and gnome-pilot would once again sync.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade 7.3 to kernel 2.4.18-17.7.x
2. Attempt to sync palm pilot using serial cradle
Actual Results: gnome-pilot never detects the palm pilot. Palm will eventually
time out unable to connect.
Expected Results: Expect palm to sync with gnome-pilot
Tested 2.4.18-18.7.x Still cannot sync serial palm after update.
Finally got around to doing some additional testing regarding this problem. The
bug seems to be gnome-pilot specific. System is now updated to 2.4.18-24.7.x
kernel. gnome-pilot is still unable to connect to the palm. However, I was
able to execute pilot-xfer from the command line and back up all files from the
plam. pilot-xfer works fine but gnome-pilot will not work unless using
2.4.18-10 or earlier kernel.
Did a little more research. gpilotd seems to be the problem. I could not
communicate with the palm from the command line using pilot-xfer while gpilotd
was running. Killed gpilotd and pilot-xfer was able to connect and send and
receive with the palm.
I'm sorry that this bug has gone so long without activity.
Did killing gpilotd one time as mentioned in ccomment #3 fix the
Otherwise: What version of gnome-pilot was this with? The one that
shipped with Red Hat Linux 7.3? (gnome-pilot-0.1.64, I believe)
Have you had any success with more recent versions of the kernel, or
Actually reported this back when 7.3 was the newest distro. Have not
seen this for a while so I belive this can be closed as fixed with