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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:

  1. Pilot-xfer gives much better error messages than jpilot.
  2. Use the /dev/ttyUSB* files. My Clie came in as /dev/ttyUSB1.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.