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Treo 650 on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

I got my Treo 650 working under Ubuntu 7.04. I think some stuff is broken, because this is harder than it should be.

Create /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules with:
BUS=="usb", SYSFS{serial}=="PalmSN12345678", KERNEL=="ttyUSB[13579]*", SYMLINK="treo"
Then do sudo /etc/init.d/udev restart

Add visor to the end of /etc/modules.

Run sudo modprobe visor

Setup JPilot. The device should be /dev/treo. The speed should be 57600. Yes, I know this shouldn't matter for USB devices, but it won't work if you don't set this.

Remember to hit the hardware sync button and then the JPilot sync button.

Here are some random tips:

Pay attention to the logs: sudo tail -f /var/log/messages

See what /dev/treo is being set to: ls -l /dev/treo

Make sure your user is a member of the dialout group. Mine was by default.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Yeah, I had to do something similar on Feisty to get my Palm Zire working. No idea why it was so involving this time around. Usually it's been pretty hands free getting my Palm to sync.

I ended up using these (more generic?) instructions.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PalmDeviceSetup

Tally ho!
EP

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