Problems with KPilot and syncing

Mark Halegua phantom21 at
Fri Sep 4 04:13:50 UTC 2009

On Thursday 03 September 2009 07:18:57 pm Michael Hirsch wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Mark Halegua<phantom21 at> 
> > 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?
> Michael


I created a group called pilot which I changed the files usbdev1.1_ep00 and 
usbdev2.1_ep00 to  and added myself to the group.  When I changed the device 
settings in Kpilot still get the same messages.

The group has read and write access to the devices.


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