Re: Handpring Visor connects from commandline but not gui

Thanks for the response.  I realize that gnome-pilot has no gui.  What I
meant was the evolution pilot-settings menu gui.  I am just lazy.  I
finally got evolution to get the pilotid from the Visor.  Unfortunately,
I can only get the id as root.  When I type the following from the
command line as a user and not root:  
pilot-xfer -p /dev/ttyUSB1 -l
I get the following error:
  ERROR: Permission denied
   Unable to bind to port '/dev/ttyUSB1'
   Please use --help for more information
I have read the --help and have not found anything that helps.  I am a
little scared about changing the permissions on /dev/ttyUSB1.  Any help
would be grateful.


 got it working only when I run evolution from root.

On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 08:23, David A. Desrosiers wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 08:14, Neil West wrote:
> > 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. 
> 	pilot-link doesn't have a GUI, so I assume you mean gnome-pilot's GUI?
> Or are you syncronizing to Evolution? Or something else?
> 	Increase the timeout to something like 40 or 100 in your
> gpilot-control-panel applet thingy. 
> > 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 helpful.
> 	Yes, this is how the electronics work. You must create the electrical
> connection from Palm to cradle, and then the cradle will connect itself
> to the desktop, which allows the kernel driver (visor) to bind itself to
> the usbserial/usb subsystem and give you access to the hardware from
> userland. You can't turn on a light, without screwing in a lightbulb,
> and USB devices are the same way. 
> d.
Neil West <nwest cox net>

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