Palm sync, addendum

Subject: Palm sync, addendum
From: Marc Ozon (
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 20:12:23 MDT

One more thing I forgot earlier -- I've set permissions on /dev/ttyS0
such that all have read/write access, and, when I try to sync, I see a
repeat of the serial driver version in /var/log/messages:

kernel: Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS

Again, any suggestions?


On Wed, 2001-10-10 at 22:02, Marc Ozon wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm having trouble getting my Palm m100 to talk with my installation of
> Yellow Dog Linux. Here are the details of my setup:
> Beige G3 (i.e. old-style serial ports)
> YDL 2.0, with kernel 2.4.10 (compiled my own)
> Ximian Desktop (i.e. Gnome 1.4)
> Palm m100 with serial sync cable
> On Linux: the system sees my serial ports (the boot process and dmesg
> indicate they're there); dmesg reports the following:
> PowerMac Z8530 serial driver version 2.0
> tty00 at 0xd5bfd020 (irq = 15) is a Z8530 ESCC, port = modem
> tty01 at 0xd5c04000 (irq = 16) is a Z8530 ESCC, port = printer
> and
> Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ
> SERIAL_PCI enabled
> I've been using /dev/ttyS0 for my modem port (should there be a
> /dev/tty00?), and though I've tried others in the /dev/ttyS* and
> /dev/cua* range, I think my modem port *should* be /dev/ttyS0
> (/dev/ttys1 works for my printer).
> Finally, in the 'here are my settings' department, stty -F /dev/ttyS0
> returns:
> speed 38400 baud; line = 0;
> flush = ^U;
> -brkint -imaxbel
> My problem: I can't seem to sync at all. I've tried using both Pilot
> Link (built into Gnome) and jpilot, but with no success. In each case,
> when I get to the point in configuration that I'm supposed to press the
> sync button and watch my Palm communicate with, nothing happens after I
> press that sync button. My Palm screen indicates that it's trying, but
> eventually times out; no response is indicated on the Linux side.
> Any suggestions? Am I doing anything wrong? Is there some setting I'm
> missing?
> Thanks,
> Marc

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