Problems with KPilot and syncing

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at
Thu Sep 3 23:18:57 UTC 2009

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Mark Halegua<phantom21 at> wrote:
> I have a new problem.  I'm trying to sync my Handspring (yeah, I know, it's
> old, but it works!) with the system and have been having a hard time.
> First issue:  The USB icon says there are no USB devices connected, when
> clearly my USB cable to the visor is connected and charges the visor.
> This may be part of the second issue, which is, even though I created a soft
> link to create /dev/ttyUSB1 and /dev/ttyUSB2
> ln -s /dev/usbdev2.1_ep00 /dev/ttyUSB1
> the kpilot software can't seem to find or open the port.

When you plug in the handspring, does anything show up in
/var/log/messages?  If linux doesn't see it plugged in, I doubt if you
can talk to it.

Do you have permissions to access /dev/usbdev2.1_ep00?


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