If you're using devfs, the usb device does not show up until the palm actually
makes a connection. You should also have the usbserial and visor modules
compiled. On my box it shows as /dev/usb/tts/0 and /1. Not exactly sure
what /0 is for, but using /1 works fine for me. Using pilot-link (haven't
used gpilot), I hit the hotsync button, then immediately fire up the pilot
command. Kpilot will keep an eye out for the device node to show up so the
timing isn't necessary, maybe gpilot does something similar. However I have
had pretty bad kde lockups while using kpilot, don't do much more than
backups so the command line tools suffice for me.
On Friday 29 October 2004 15:36, sconstable wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I am trying to set up my palm zire 21 in gentoo. I'm using the
> gentoo-sources kernel (I think that's what its called) its 2.4.something.
> I have GNOME installed and I have installed the lastest version of gpilot.
> It asks me to press the hotsync button on my palm and I do, but then
> nothing happens. The palm eventually times out. The device says
> /dev/pilot so I went to add a symlink to a USB device, and there are none
> listed. (By the way I did make sure to select USB when I ran gpilot). Has
> anyone else had similar problems?