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Postby antiquexray on Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:14 pm

I'm trying to sync my Palm Pilot with little luck...help
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Postby 900i on Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:35 pm

I would think you need to run gnome-pilot, I think it is in system>preferences
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Postby antiquexray on Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:41 am

900i wrote:I would think you need to run gnome-pilot, I think it is in system>preferences


Tried that. I didn't recognize it.
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Postby trsnrtr on Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:12 pm

antiquexray wrote:
900i wrote:I would think you need to run gnome-pilot, I think it is in system>preferences


Tried that. I didn't recognize it.


Assuming it tried to run the setup like mine did, you may have to change the cradle setting to something like usb 0 or 1 or something like that. Mine wouldn't sync form the default settings, but took off after I changed that. I can't get the setup dialog back up to get the exact wording, but I know it had to do with the cradle setting.

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Postby awong on Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:27 pm

I have successfully synced my Palm m130 on Mint 3.0 (livecd) with both gnome-pilot and jpilot by typing the following in a terminal:
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sudo modprobe visor
Reference:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PalmDeviceSetup
Then I use the port settings /dev/ttyUSB0 for hot syncing. This is my first post and I'd just like to say that I'm really enjoying Mint! :D
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Postby Husse on Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:15 pm

Welcome to Mint awong
Thanks for helping - that's much what Linux is about
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Hot syncing Palm PDAs with Linux Mint 3.0 install

Postby awong on Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:07 am

Thanks for the kind welcome! Well, I've finally gone and installed my first Linux distro! It was a close choice between Elive and Mint... (the reason I chose Mint is because it's slightly more polished, IMO.) I'm still tied to Windows XP as I've set up a dual boot. Maybe that will change in the future...

Back on topic, I figured out how to set up my Palm m130 to hot sync after installing Mint 3.0, as it wasn't working as well as the livecd boot.

Open up the terminal and type:
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gksudo gedit /etc/modules

And add the following line to the bottom of the list:
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visor

I have found that my PDA has syncing problems with many distros, but I believe this fixes most of the recent Debian type distros. Incidentally, the Palm syncs with no problems using Debian 4.0 or Elive.

Reference (google is your friend):
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... stcount=14

Now time to get some sleep. Cheers!
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