How to use a USB-based Palm?

Scott Sweeny ssweeny at
Thu Sep 30 20:17:34 UTC 2004

I believe that the /dev/ttyUSB[0...] enty only gets created when you
hit the HotSync button.  That is, at least, the case with my Clie.


On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 16:11:35 -0400, Benoit Caron <ubuntu at> wrote:
> Hi.
> How is one suppose to use a USB based Palm Pilot device (I have a
> Tungsten E)?
> When I follow the dialogs in Pilot Settings, it offer me to use the
> port /dev/pilot, or a selection of /dev/ttyS[0-4], even if I use the
> "USB Type" radio selection. But the link /dev/pilot is not there, and
> there is no /dev/usb directory nor a /dev/ttyUSB[0-xx] like I have on my
> other "regular" Debian box (well... a Mepis bastardized from like 6
> months of apt-get-ing from Sarge).
> Is there a package that is missing?
> Thanks for any help
> Benoit Caron
> Happy new user of Ubuntu, despites the absence of (a recent) KDE... :)
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