USB + palm setup.
jpeg at thilelli.net
Fri Jan 28 10:48:38 PST 2005
> I am having troubles getting my Palm m505 working via USB under 5.3
> RELEASE. For the basic setup, I have been following:
> My problem is with /dev/ucom0 and /dev/pilot. How do I create these
> correctly? I have the following entry in /etc/usbd.conf:
> device "PalmOS Device"
> devname "ucom0"
> vendor 0x0830
> product 0x0002
> release 0x0100
> This create /dev/ucom0 on connection but with permissions 660, so
> pilot-link as a user fails.
For the device rights, you can use the following entries in the config
# Allow members of group operator to r/w things to the palm
link ucom0 pilot
own ucom root:operator
perm ucom 0660
And put the desired 'username' in the 'operator' group (or whatever you
# pw groupmod -n operator -m username
The only drawback i found is that since the ucom device is created on
"demand", you need to restart devfs each time you plug the palm in:
# /etc/rc.d/devfs restart
I personaly don't have this problem since i use the "sync over ppp"
method. The proposed method from geekhome did not work for me the
last time i try it; but i can give it an other try just to see).
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