[kdepim-users] Help! Sync Palm - KPilot - KOrganizer suddenly stopped working [openSUSE11, KDE 3.5]

homoludens homoludens1000 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 12:51:31 BST 2008

Hi everyone:

I installed openSUSE 11 a couple of weeks ago. Took me 
a while to get around to setting up KPilot with my 
Palm (= Sony Clie), but to my amazement it worked 
PERFECTLY. I had previously used KPilot under Kubuntu, 
and it had had a couple of bugs, so I was very, very 
pleasantly surprised.

Well, now suddenly and without warning, the whole thing 
stopped working yesterday. I have not the faintest 
idea why, since I wasn't doing anything out of the 
ordinary on SUSE. (I hope it wasn't devine punishment 
for me spending some time on Windows over the 

I'd really appreciate some help diagnosing the problem 
and, perhaps, finding a solution.


The big shock came when all of a sudden my tasks 
disappeared after performing a hotsync.
I used the backup created by KPilot to reinstall the 
tasks on the handheld, but from here the odd things 

1. Tasks, events added on the handheld are not 
transfered to the desktop. Instead, they are erased 
after performing a second hotsync.

2. Tasks, events added on the desktop are generally not 
transfered to the handheld (but do remain on the 
In fact, once in a blue moon SOME tasks/events are 
transfered, but there doesn't seem to be any clear 
characteristic shared among those that would explain 
why they are transfered and others not.

	Sony Clie TJ25
	PalmOS 5.0 (Japanese OS)
	Laptop: Panasonic Let's Note CF-Y2
	Kernel: Linux i686
	openSUSE 11.0 (i586)
	KDE:  3.5.9 "release 49.1"
	KOrganizer Version 3.5.9
	KPilot 4.9.4-3510 (elsewhere)
		(sync through ttyUSB0)

Some of my tasks/events contain Japanese characters. 
Earlier, that didn't cause any problems, but I'm 
wondering whether certain characters/character 
combinations can screw up the synchronization process.

Man, I was having the Summer of George with a perfect 
KOrganizer - Palm sync, and now I'm back walking on 
crutches ... :-(

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