Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 812943
pilot-link utilities can't communicate with Palm on usb:
Last modified: 2012-06-04 06:32:57 EDT
Created attachment 577750 [details]
strace of "pilot-dlpsh -p usb: -c user"
Description of problem:
pilot-link utilities can no longer communicate with my Palm Centro via the usb: device.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to connect to Palm Centro via usb: with any pilot-link utility.
2. Push sync button on Palm.
A connection is seen from the usb device, but a timeout occurs reading the data.
A sample run of the pilot-dlpsh utility:
% pilot-dlpsh -p usb: -c user
Listening for incoming connection on usb:... connected!
Error read system info on usb:
My comment in bug 449968 comment 36 applies here too: This may just be broken upstream (i.e. in pilot-link itself), and since upstream is more or less dormant and no new PalmOS 5.x devices are in production any longer, so I suspect that this bug may never be fixed, except by somebody willing to debug it right down to the device level (which is well beyond me as packager). Although I hope I'm wrong: perhaps the new maintainer, Peter Schiffer, may have some ideas (I've ceased using my old Palm Treo, so I'm not actively doing any testing, so may eventually drop my co-maintainership).
I tried to reproduce this with different phone, but with no luck.
I am going to close this bug as CANTFIX, based on Alex's comment. The upstream is gone and this kind of HW is getting old.
I retried with the latest FC15 kernel (184.108.40.206-2) and this problem has gone away.
Thanks for update Sean. I am changing closed status to CURRENTRELEASE.