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From: Eric Martin <freak4uxxx@...>
Subject: Re: Palm sync with Gnome/Gentoo
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 15:41:49 -0500
Rick Bragg wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 17:20 +0100, Matthias Bethke wrote:
>   
>> Hi Aniruddha,
>> on Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 10:41:48AM +0100, you wrote:
>>     
>>> I had the same problem. It turned out my hotsync cable was broke. Palm not 
>>> showing up in lsusb is a bad sign.
>>>       
>> It's a tricky thing to get to work, I know...
>>
>> The weird way the syncing works is that the device will only show up as
>> a serial device (ttyUSBx and x+1 usually, for some reason I don't really
>> understand it's actually two ports) for a few seconds after pressing the
>> sync button. Try "tail -f /var/log/messages" or whatever your catchall
>> syslog is while the cradle is plugged in, then press the button and see
>> if something shows up.
>>
>> I have the following in /etc/udev/rules.d/40-pilot.rules:
>> BUS=="usb", SYSFS{manufacturer}=="Handspring*", NAME="pilot%n", MODE="0660", GROUP="plugdev", SYMLINK+="%k"
>>
>> This works OK with my Visor and the Gnome pilot-conduits/gpilotd.
>>
>> HTH,
>> 	Matthias
>>
>>     
>
> Thanks I finally got that all working great.
>
> I would also like to set up my palm treo 755p with my thinkpad as a usb
> modem.  The account is set up with my provider, but my laptop does not
> see the modem.  I would also still like to be able to switch between my
> ethernet interface, and wifi card (and select networks) in the easiest
> way possible.  
>
> Does anybody have experience with all this?  There seems to be many
> packages that deal with networking.  ie. networkmanager, wifimanager,
> wifiradar, kwifimanager...   Does anybody have any clear easy advice as
> to what packages to use, packages to NOT use, how to set configurations?
>
> Thanks again!
> Rick
>   

Sprint's website has a howto on this (sorta).  It goes through how to
get an aircard to work,  but if you can get bluetooth setup between your
755 and laptop then you're all set.  I can't remember where it is off
the top of my head, but look through some of the docs under linux for
the AirCards
hth
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References:
Palm sync with Gnome/Gentoo
-- Rick Bragg
Re: Palm sync with Gnome/Gentoo
-- Aniruddha
Re: Palm sync with Gnome/Gentoo
-- Matthias Bethke
Re: Palm sync with Gnome/Gentoo
-- Rick Bragg
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