Handpring Visor connects from commandline but not gui

I have just gotten the visor to connect to my computer from the command
line using the following command:  pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB1 -l
Whenever I try to do this via the gui, it just times out on the
handspring.  I am using usb and on RH 7.3.  I saw a post on this and the
suggestion was that you cannot bind to /dev/ttyUSB1 until the hot synch
button was pressed on the handspring.  To fix this, you should just
press the hot synch button a little before attempting the synch on the
Linux side.  I cannot get this to work.  Any suggestions would be very


Neil West <nwest cox net>

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