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Has anyone managed to get a Tungsten T5 to network sync with a Linux
box? For some reason I have had to disable USB in the BIOS to get the
computer to run...

Re: Linux network sync

On Thu, 04 May 2006 12:35:35 -0700, Robin wrote:

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Ya, I got it to work over Bluetooth and WiFi (much faster) once I got my
WiFi card.

There are several sites on the web that describe how to set everything up.

As a matter of fact, I never did get the USB stuff working for my TX and I
always network sync it.

Re: Linux network sync

__/ [ Ranma ] on Thursday 04 May 2006 22:02 \__

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Are  you using any front end such as kpilot, gpilit, or jpilot? They often
come  with a wizard that assumes a connection via USB (you can specify the
device  path,  e.g. /dev/usb/ttyUSB0). I never had any  difficulties  with
SuSE  and Ubuntu Palm synchronisation. Just a couple of minutes to set up,
given  that  all  the software is ready 'out of the box'.  For  what  it's
worth,  here  is the extensive HOWTO that has become a valuable  reference
for troubleshooting:

Hope it helps,


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Re: Linux network sync

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This document is from 2002.  This is way older than PalmOS 5 and
my TX.

I really wish the pilot-link stuff would document all the stuff
that can be used to specify the connection, which is *NOT* always
a device name.  I also suspect that usb:/dev/usb/ttyUSB0 has a much
better chance at working than /dev/usb/ttyUSB0 .

I have tried using the 'uvisor' driver on FreeBSD.  It doesn't work.
There are methods for talking to the Palm to get info on what USB
pipe does what, and it comes up with nonsense, determined after
adding extensive debugging to the driver.  The code in there
distinguishes between PalmOS 4 and 3.5, but it doesn't have code
for PalmOS 5.  There must be a different way to obtain this information
for PalmOS 5.

I have gotten sync to work over WiFi, but not USB.  Another thing
documented it seems only in source code is using net: as the device name.

                        Gordon L. Burditt

Re: Linux network sync

On Fri, 05 May 2006 06:17:43 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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Technically, I'm using jpilot. But since 99% of what I want to do is
install software and backup my Palm, I just scripted stuff around
the pilot-link software (which jpilot uses).

All I had to do was change the device to "net:" instead of
"/dev/usb/ttyUSB0" for pilot-link and then do the usual setup on the TX
side to do network syncing.

Re: Linux network sync

OK, did some research and used:
pilot-xfer -p net:any -l
After setting the IP address on my T5 (and computer name to "!!"),
pressing Hotsync made all my databases get listed on my PC. From then
on, setting device to "net:" as above, solved all my problems... so

Thanks, guys!!!

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