Palm Pilot no longer connects after upgrade to Edgy
Heike C. Zimmerer
nospam06q3 at gmx.net
Thu Jan 25 09:28:54 UTC 2007
Dave M G wrote:
> > Heike said:
>> >> What does
>> >> install-user -p /dev/ttyUSB1
>> >> report?
> > $ install-user -p /dev/ttyUSB1
> > Listening for incoming connection on /dev/ttyUSB1... connected!
> > Palm user: Dave
> > UserID: 21498
Fine. This means HotSync worked and your setup is basically working.
It's probably just the device name that needs to be set up / changed.
>> >> If it works, did you set $PILOTPORT?
> > I've never heard of $PILOTPORT until you mentioned it just now.
> > What is it, should I set it, and if so, how?
It is a shell variable which tells the pilot utilities which port they
should use. From what I remember (please correct me, if anyone knows
better): Earlier versions of the pilot-link utilities (which is what
jpilot uses to do the actual transfer) had a built-in default
(/dev/pilot) for the device which could be overwritten by setting the
Never versions don't have a default any more, they rely on either
PILOTRATE being set or the device being explicitly given as part of
You might try one of the following suggestions:
- check your device settings in your jpilot preferences
- from your command line:
- if that doesn't help (assuming your former device setting was
/dev/pilot and has somehow survived (though it shouldn't)):
sudo ln -s /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/pilot
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