Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1.    #1  
    anyone here sync their visor to linux? i dont know how to get the software to sync the visor to run under linux... its starting to **** me off. Once i can get my visor to sync, get a new printer, and get the unreal tournament patch working, i can finally cast off the chains of microsoft! and use linux happily ever after
  2. #2  
    Kudos on your choice to use the best PDA out there with the best OS out there.

    I'll paste in a copy of an email I sent to a friend on a mailing list recently. It should be sufficiently thorough:

    --- BEGIN ---

    > What was the conclusion with regards to interoperating visors with UNIXes?

    Piece of cake. At least with Linux. Haven't had a chance to try it with OpenBSD (the only other Unix I currently have ready access to).

    The one problem with the Visor is the USB cradle you get. I went ahead and got a serial cradle too, because Linux USB support was sketchy. It should be hashed out in 2.4, and there is currently support in the 2.3 series, plus a backport to 2.2.14, which I've used, but it's a bit flakey. That was a horrid sentence, but you get the meaning, I hope. Get a serial cradle.

    Other than that, as far as software goes, once you get the cradle talking to the computer, it's software compatable with the Palm, so you can use the same goodies.

    The pilot-link[1] package is essential, as much software depends on it being present. If you want a clone of the Windows Pilot Desktop or whatever it's called, I recommend jpilot[2], which I used for a while, before reverting to plain old pilot-link.

    If you use Gnome or KDE there are some nice integrated apps for those, aswell. For KDE there's kpilot[3], and for Gnome, gnome-pilot[4], which seems a bit more advanced to me, but then, I'm a Gnome bigot.

    All of these, plus more, van be found linked from the "Unix programs for Palm users" page[5].

    Hope this helps.

    [1] ftp://ryeham.ee.ryerson.ca/pub/PalmOS/
    [2] http://jpilot.linuxave.net
    [3] http://www.slac.com/pilone/kpilot_home/mainpage.html
    [4] http://www.gnome.org/gnome-pilot/
    [5] http://www.remote.org/jochen/pilot/prgs/index.html

    --- END ---

    Hope this helps.

    ------------------
    "The tree of liberty must occasionally be watered by the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
  3.    #3  
    ok, as far as that goes, can i find a serial cable for visor? i know i can get a USB cable...
  4. #4  
    Originally posted by b1lanceman:
    ok, as far as that goes, can i find a serial cable for visor? i know i can get a USB cable...
    Handspring sells serial cradles. (Mostly for people using computers that don't support USB.) http://www.handspring.com/products/cradlescables.asp

    [This message has been edited by narnia_77 (edited 06-19-2000).]
  5. xjx
    xjx is offline
    xjx's Avatar
    Posts
    66 Posts
    #5  
    I'm using linux 2.2.15 + USB backport for 2.2.14 + pilot-link + jpilot + USB cradle. So far works fine.
  6.    #6  
    your usb cradle works in linux??? HOW?
  7. #7  
    Originally posted by b1lanceman:
    your usb cradle works in linux??? HOW?
    The same way mine is -- using the backport of the USB code from the development tree to the current stable kernel.
    http://usbvisor.sourceforge.net has relevant links and information. For the backport itself, grab the source to 2.2.16 and add the patch to be found at http://www.suse.cz/development/usb-backport.
    http://www.linux-usb.org might also be helpful.

    May the source be with you.


    ------------------
    "The tree of liberty must occasionally be watered by the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
  8. #8  
    Just to follow up...

    I have just compiled and installed a 2.2.16 kernel with the latest backport patch. A few test syncs didn't show the problems I had with the earlier versions, so I did a complete backup to give it a real trial by fire.

    A few minutes, and 6+ megs of data later, ba-de-boo, happy Visor. I'm hereby declare USB support highly usable.


    ------------------
    "The tree of liberty must occasionally be watered by the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

Posting Permissions