pilot-link and friends broken in dapper

Scott James Remnant scott at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 16 12:51:20 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 13:38 +0100, Matt Davey wrote:

> I'm following up to your post on bug 38574:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/gnome-pilot/+bug/38574
> Further info has come to light since then, and it's now apparent that
> pilot-link, jpilot, gnome-pilot are all reported to be broken in the
> current dapper release.  It seems that something broke between dapper
> 6.06 and the present time.  Everything points to a problem with kernel
> 2.6.15.
Probably best mailing the kernel team (cc)d

> The most likely culprit I found on the linux-usb-devel list was:
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=15673271
> There's one specific report from a user who fixed palmos connectivity by
> building a 2.6.17-rc4 kernel from scratch:
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/linux-
> source-2.6.15/+bug/39518
> There's a report showing how to workaround gnome-pilot problems in
> dapper 6.06 here:
> http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/Palm_sync_dapper
> Also, here's a thread on gnome-pilot-list in which a kernel oops was
> reported with 2.6.15:
> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-pilot-list/2006-May/msg00013.html
> By the way, gnome-pilot does not, and has never, assumed that ttyUSB
> devices exist before a sync is initiated.
> Hope this helps,
> Matt Davey
> (gnome-pilot volunteer...)
> Matt Davey		What has four legs and one arm?	
> mcdavey at mrao.cam.ac.uk 	     A happy Rottweiler.
Scott James Remnant
scott at ubuntu.com
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