KPilot to Handspring via USB
Michael D Green
linux at saesolved.com
Tue Feb 4 14:04:30 GMT 2003
Thanks very much for the responses from Matt Anderson and Alexander Gran to my
question. (I hope I have not missed any other responses. I get the digest
version of the list.)
"You are very close! The Handspring uses two usb ports. ttyUSB0 is control.
ttyUSB1 is data and needs to be linked to /dev/pilot."
I linked ttyUSB1 to /dev/pilot and got a wee bit further. My Handspring
indicated that it was connecting; and the desk tray icon for KPilot changed
to a red color. Then the Handspring said that it had lost connection. Every
subsequent try yielded less success. I wondered whether or not ttyUSB0 needed
to be linked to something??
Then Alex wrote:
"You need Kpilot to be linked against the right pilot-link libs. At least the
debain kpilot packages use the old version, which doesn't support the usb
protocol. Try a ldd `which kpilotDaemon ` | grep pisock
If it gives something like
libpisock.so.4 > /usr/lib/libpisock.so.4 (0x40dc7000)
SuSE is using the 0.9.x Version, and there is no way (that i know of ;)
If it libpisock.so.8, everything should work, if you use ttyUSB1, of course
(look at dmesg after pushing the hotsync button)"
When I did "ldd `which kpilotDaemon ` | grep pisock" I got
"libpisock.so.3 => /usr/lib/libpisock.so.3 (0x40e67000)"
That tells me (I think) that I need a more recent version of pilot-link. So I
went to http://www.pilot-link.org/ and downloaded pilot-link-0.11.7.tar.gz.
[Before doing so I poked around and found that the KPilot site recommends that
one install pilot-link-0.11.7 to work with the KPilot 4.3.3 I have. This
leaves me confused and frustrated. Since my SuSE 8.0 comes with KPilot 4.3.3,
why does it not also have pilot-link-0.11.7? Or perhaps the question is "why
does not KPilot 4.3.3 come packaged with pilot-link-0.11.7?" ;-( ]
I then read the README in pilot-link-0.11.7.tar.gz and was left cold by what
was involved in an installation. Words like "Play around in the source
directory, CAREFULLY" and "if you have tested thoroughly and are sure
pilot-link works well for you" make it sound like I would be walking through
a mine-field to try to do the install.
I guess KPilot is not quite ready for the "mass-market" yet ;-)
Are there other ways to use my Handspring Visor with (SuSE) Linux that are a
bit closer to "PlugNPlay?" :-)
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