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My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:42 pm
by m5ernel
Hi there!
I have a problem with my Palm LifeDrive in Daryna. Namely, it wouldnt connect as an USB drive when in drive mode. Actually, it only flashes an icon on my desktop. USB thumbdrives and external disks work OK. In Ubuntu, Palm had no problems to connect.
Any suggestions.
Thanks, MP

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:35 pm
by Husse
What happens when you click the icon?

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:51 pm
by m5ernel
I cannot click it. It just flashes (shows for a split sec and goes away). The handheld is showing a drive mode.

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:15 pm
by m5ernel
Well then, .... no hero there? :(

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:55 am
by Husse
Sorry my knowledge on Palm is zero
Does it act as a normal USB disk?
I mean it's a "hand held copmputer" - right?
There are differences between Daryna and Gutsy, but I would not expect that here...
I answer so many questions that the only way to get a follow up is to bump, like you did :)

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:30 am
by m5ernel
Thanks for not being angry :).
It is a PalmOne LifeDrive handheld with a 4GB drive. When connected to USB you can start a "drive mode" which then enables the handheld to be seen as an USB removable drive. It works under Windows XP and under Ubuntu Gutsy with no problem. In Daryna however, as I wrote before, it only flashes an icon, then it goes away. During my trying to do something I,ve discovered some interesting thing. I have two fixed harddrives in my machine and both are SATA II. In Dryna the first is mounted autumatically at start, while the second must be mounted manually (or by clicking on the icon in the explorers left pane). When I mount my second harddrive the icon for the handheld appeares as well, yet it cannot be opened (or mounted?), because it says I don't have rights to do it.
That is all I can say. I am very inexperienced in Linux when going beyond the X interface. Does anything above make any sense?

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:08 am
by Husse
I'll get back to you

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:31 am
by Husse
I'm not sure I can help you "completely" but it rings a bell
Can you post fstab and mtab when the second drive and the USB stick are connected
(Both files are in /etc proper)

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:07 pm
by m5ernel
Here's fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=e52db319-2345-47e2-81b0-e3d30e95a079 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=a07a9da9-2dc7-42cf-b0c1-043fec94dd76 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0


and here's mtab:
/dev/sda1 / ext3 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/sys /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755 0 0
varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
devshm /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
lrm /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile tmpfs rw 0 0
fusesmb /home/mile/Network fuse.fusesmb rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,max_read=32768 0 0
nfsd /proc/fs/nfsd nfsd rw 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint vmblock rw 0 0
/dev/sdb5 /media/disk fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
/dev/sdd1 /media/liveusb vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,usefree 0 0

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:28 am
by Husse
To me it looks like you have a networked drive in sdb5 and the Palmone in sdd1 as it's in /media/liveusb
Or do you have some other usb "thingy" connected?
If you go to /media/liveusb in Nautilus - what do you find?

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:46 pm
by m5ernel
Yes I had an USB thumb (stick) drive connected. Here are fstab and mtab without other USB devices on. Can you make something out of this?

fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda1
UUID=e52db319-2345-47e2-81b0-e3d30e95a079 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda5
UUID=a07a9da9-2dc7-42cf-b0c1-043fec94dd76 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdb /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0

mtab:
/dev/sda1 / ext3 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/sys /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755 0 0
varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
devshm /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
lrm /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/volatile tmpfs rw 0 0
nfsd /proc/fs/nfsd nfsd rw 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /proc/fs/vmblock/mountPoint vmblock rw 0 0
fusesmb /home/mile/Network fuse.fusesmb rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,max_read=32768 0 0
/dev/sdb5 /media/disk fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:26 pm
by Husse
Unless I completely misunderstand what sdb5 is the Palm does not show up
In Control Center there is a selection for Palm units
This is Gnome Pilot that syncronizes Palm units - have you tried it?
Sometimes rather obvious options goes unnoticed :)

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:26 am
by m5ernel
Yes, it can always happen :).
Yes I've noticed and tried the Gnome Palm sync, in Ubuntu that is, and it was not working. But my problem here is my Palm as a USB drive. Anything else I plug in any USB connector on my computer works well and is recognized as a drive (external USB drive, USB stick (thumb) drive, card reader, my camera), but not my Palm. And it did work in Ubuntu (Gutsy).

As I mentioned - when I mount (by rightclicking the icon and choosing "mount") my second SATA drive, Palm's icon appears, but does not allow me to do anything (open, mount), it doesn't even give me a rightclick menu.
Are we trying on?

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:38 am
by Husse
I don't get this
BTW why are you mounting one partition manually?

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:12 pm
by m5ernel
It wouldn't mount on startup. How do I fix it?

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:56 am
by Husse
Oops - of course :oops:
If it's ext3 add a line like this

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/dev/sda2 /media/sda2     ext3    defaults        0       2

if it's ntfs

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/dev/sda2 /media/sda2     ntfs    defaults,umask=007,gid=46 0       1

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:22 pm
by m5ernel
Sorry :oops: , but where should add the line?

Re: My PalmOne LifeDrive problem

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:01 pm
by Husse
New page :)
Lines like that are always put in /etc/fstab