[olug] Whats that smell? (Palm, USB, and SuSe)

neal rauhauser neal at lists.rauhauser.net
Wed Jan 25 23:37:45 UTC 2006

Jon H. Larsen wrote:
> Have you tried JPilot?
  Maybe I'm an expert at buggering USB, but I've found jpilot and kpilot 
to suck equally with my previous Athlon 2000+ board and my current 

> I've used it with a Visor Neo (serial), and my co-worker uses it with his 
> Tungsten E2 (USB) without any issues.
> USB is a little odd with Palm devices, as the USB device doesn't exist 
> until the 'sync' button is pushed.  And there are generally two - one for 
> syncing, one for 'modem'.
> Try plugging in the Treo 650, do a 'tail -f' on your message log, and 
> press the sync button and see what you get.

  Yeah, it produces two devices, tried 'em both in many different ways - 
no luck :-(

  Maybe I will give it another shot, as I'm going to be working mobile 
with my Thinkpad. I solved my sync concerns by using The Missing Sync, 
bluetooth, and my Mac Mini.

> Jon L.
> On Fri, 6 Jan 2006, Neal Rauhauser wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 23:22:50 -0600
>> From: Neal Rauhauser <neal at lists.rauhauser.net>
>> Reply-To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org>
>> To: olug at olug.org
>> Subject: [olug] Whats that smell? (Palm, USB, and SuSe)
>>   My decidely unusual Samsung i500 phone has given way to a Handspring Treo
>> 650. I just got sick of paying for middleware, wrenching on the thing, and
>> never, ever getting a sync. OK, and I was tempted by the built in camera.
>>  I have SuSe 9.2 on my desktop and Suse 10.0 on my laptop. USB on both
>> machines works fine with other USB devices, but no joy with either than i500
>> or the Treo 650.
>>  Does anyone have either of these devices working under either SuSe 9.2 or
>> 10.0? I'll take any info I can get as this has gone beyond technical curiosity
>> and started to cost me some real money by not having it working.
>>   This stinks bad enough that I might just put Windows on a machine again.
>> Really. Those who know me understand just how serious this has gotten :-(
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