[ILUG] Handspring Visor and Linux
airlied at csn.ul.ie
Fri Jan 4 09:56:31 GMT 2002
haven't done it in a while ... but I remember non-hotplug doing it before,
modprobe usbserial and visor, hit the hotsync button and run pilot-xfer
fairly sharpish... when you hit the hotsync it creates two USB serial
ports, 0 and 1, make sure /dev/pilot is the correct one for hotsync and
not the one for other stuff...
On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Niall O Broin wrote:
> I replaced my Palm III with a Visor Deluxe - not much change, you might say,
> but I got a good deal and it has a better screen and 8M so it'll do me, just
> as soon as I can get the bloody thing syncing :-( I've read the various
> HOWTOs and I seem to have hotplugging working but can't quite get to the end
> of the road. When I try to do pilot-xfer without having pressed the sync
> button I get, understandably, Unable to bind to port '/dev/pilot' .
> If I press the hotsync button on the cradle, hotplugging occurs and
> pilot-xfer starts but the Visor and pilot-xfer don't handshake, probably
> because I pressed the hotsync button before starting pilot-xfer. If I then
> cancel the hotsync on the Visor and hit ^C on pilot-xfer and then try to run
> pilot-xfer again I again get the "Unable to bind to port '/dev/pilot'"
> message. I have sometimes been able to rmmod visor and usbserial and start
> again but the usual result of doing that is that the whole box hangs and
> it's reset button time - thank goodness for ReiserFS.
> I tried inserting the visor and usbserial modules with modprobe but in some
> way this is not quite the same as hotplugging because I still get the
> "Unable to bind to port '/dev/pilot'" when I run pilot-xfer. Are any of you
> successfully syncing a Visor to Linux via USB ? If so, can you please share
> the magic incantations ? I'm using SuSE 7.3 with 2.4.10.
David Airlie, Software Engineer
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