Re: Palm Life Drive and Evolution Pilot
- From: Frederic Crozat <fcrozat mandriva com>
- To: gnome-pilot-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Palm Life Drive and Evolution Pilot
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 11:46:50 +0200
Le jeudi 12 juin 2008 à 10:31 +0100, Matt Davey a écrit :
> Hi Andrew,
> On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 08:09 +1000, Andrew Greig wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 10:45 +0100, Matt Davey wrote:
> > > Hi Andrew,
> > >
> > > On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 10:38 +1000, Andrew Greig wrote:
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > My struggle to get a Palm Life Drive working under libusb has been going
> > > > on for over a year. I have resigned myself to the fact that I will have
> > > > to continue to work with visor because even if it is slower it works for
> > > > me.
> > > >
> > > > The problem now is to figure out why gnome-pilot will not sync with the
> > > > Palm Life Drive, when Jpilot and Pilot-xfer both work under visor.
> > >
> > > One workaround, just to get things going, is to configure network
> > > hotsync. This should avoid the various known problems with the
> > > lifedrive and usb syncing.
> > (gpilotd:9220): gpilotd-WARNING **: Could not get usb vendor ID from
> > hal: No pro
> > perty usb_device.vendor_id on device with
> > id /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_de
> > vice_ffffffff_ffffffff_noserial_serial_usb_0
> Aha. gnome-pilot 2.0.16 uses an old HAL API that has been removed in
> recently shipping versions. You have two options:
> 1. suspend hald before starting gpilotd. gpilotd will then fall
> back to polling sysfs for usb information instead of using HAL.
> 2. (better) patch gnome-pilot and rebuild from source. I'm
> attaching a patch (with thanks to Frederic Crozat).
Well, if Andrew is using gnome-pilot package from Mandriva 2008.1, the
patch is already there..
But maybe, some bits are still missing for Palm Drive in hal-info.
Please, attach output of lshal when PalmDrive is connected before and
after hotsync is started (since I remember it changes the way it is
advertised over usb but I'm not 100% sure).
Frederic Crozat <fcrozat mandriva com>
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