Re: [Evolution] Evo2.6+OpenSuse10.1+PalmTX=?

On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 11:19 -0400, Peter N. Spotts wrote:
Witt Jpilot,
for reasons I haven't researched, /dev/pilot or /dev/ttyUSB0-1 get set
up automatically,  but apparently only after pilot-link detects the
signal from the PDA.

What is happening is that the /dev/pilot (or whatever) device doesn't
actually exist until you hit the Hotsync button. When you hit the button
it's detected by the hotplug/udev subsystem and the device is created on
the fly. Pilot sync programs *should* be able to poll for the device to
come alive and then sync them, but mostly they don't. I speculate that
this is because most of them are several years old and were written at a
time when udev/hotplug was uncommon. Also, they were originally written
for serial devices (tty's) and not USB.

You might also want to look at There's a new version of
the pilot-link software that can be configured with a user-level library
(libusb) which they say is much faster than the kernel Visor module. I
don't know how this fits in with Evo, if at all.


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