[lug] VISOR (was "pda")

charles at lunarmedia.net charles at lunarmedia.net
Sat Mar 3 15:08:19 MST 2001

i had /dev/pilot linked to /dev/usb/ttyUSB1, which appears correct. after
some attempts at variety, i found that the suggestion of JPilot was all i
needed. running jpilot did the trick and was able to back up my data and
installed applications.
coldsync was just puking each time i ran it. i'm not certain if the
problem was in my kernel(2.4.1) or the version of coldsync that i was
running (coldsync version 1.4.6).
i've also recently upgraded my kernel to 2.4.2. i am going to try to use
coldsync one more time to try and isolate the problem a bit further, but i
am sticking with jpilot. thanks to whomever it was that made the
suggestion, its exactly what i was looking for (kpilot) but better. it

thanks -charles

On Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Hugh Brown wrote:

> what do you link /dev/pilot to?
> Hugh
> >
> >         I am using a Visor with the USB cable/cradle with a TP240 running
> > Debian 2.2 without any problems at all. I am using the jpilot and
> > pilot-xfer that came with Debian 2.2, with only the kernel upgraded to
> > 2.2.18. I think a lot of the problems with Linux<-USB->Visor communication
> > is in the kernel support for the specific USB chipset being used. Some
> > seem to work better than others. Until I upgraded to 2.2.18, the
> > communication was very flaky and basically unusable, especially after
> > multiple suspend-resume events (an added complication to the setup :).
> >         Also, I never got coldsync to work, even though every on the net I
> > read that no one can get pilot-xfer to work with the Visor, but can with
> > coldsync. Have you tried pilot-xfer? Otherwise, investing in a serial
> > cradle would probably be the simplest solution.
> >         Anyway, my two cents.
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