by Krishnan Subramanian
2004-01-19 Fedora Tips #17:
When connecting your Palm (in my case a Sony Clie) to your Fedora box, some of the error messages are lacking. I discovered:
- Pilot-xfer gives much better error messages than jpilot.
- Use the /dev/ttyUSB* files. My Clie came in as /dev/ttyUSB1.
- You may have to change the permissions on the above files. I just
did "chmod 555 /dev/ttyUSB1", a cleaner solution would be to tie
this to the X windows login scripts.
- Don't use /dev/USB and expect it to work. In my case this would
lock mouse and keyboard (both USB).
If you're an AvantGo fan, there is a package called malsync to fetch web pages onto your Palm without passing through a Windows box.
- submitted by Alan Peery.