Damian Wiest wrote:
Here's what works for me on my FreeBSD 6.1 (x86) laptop and
OpenBSD 3.9 (x86) workstation:
To use pilot-xfer to sync your Palm device
1. Connect cradle to system via USB port
2. Press the sync button
3. Execute "sudo pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyU0 -s <PalmDir>" where PalmDir
is the location of your Palm data.
4. Files are transferred from the Palm device
To use jpilot to sync your Palm device:
1. Execute "sudo jpilot"
2. Select the File->Preferences menu
3. Select the Settings tab
4. Change the serial port setting to /dev/ttyU0
5. Press the hotsync button on your cradle (or use the HotSync app.)
6. Press the sync button in J-Pilot
7. Palm device is synced
I find that I have better luck pressing sync on my device before running
pilot-xfer or using J-Pilot's sync feature. If you do it the other way
around and aren't quick enough, the /dev/ttyU0 device won't be available
and the application won't retry opening it.
Thanks for all your help here! When I first read this, I said to myself that
it wouldn't help, that I've tried all these various permutations. Imagine my
surprise when it *did* work! I will post a complete followup on my blog, but
I did have to load the 'uvisor' driver to get this process to work:
# kldload uvisor
Which I'm sure I played with before, but now it works. Now I am just struggling
to get my Palm, which was recently hard-reset, back to where it was a few months
ago. I have the data on my hard drive, but I can't seem to figure out the
incantation to move it over to the Palm. It is in JPilot, but I haven't quite
gotten that to work smoothly.
I know I shouldn't be running the apps as root, but I haven't bothered
to configure /etc/devd.conf and /etc/devfs.rules on my laptop.
I've played with this a bit and it is a little weird. Again, I hope to have a
report on my blog some day real soon.
And thanks for your (and Anish's) help. Learned a lot about run-time devices!
Jonathan Arnold (mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED])
Daemon Dancing in the Dark, a FreeBSD weblog:
UNIX is user-friendly. It's just a bit picky about who its friends are.
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