palm tungsten t3 (m550) on freebsd6 over usb

Fri Jan 6 01:32:02 PST 2006

>Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 01:25:45 +0000
>From: Kep Woof <kep.woof at>
>Subject: palm tungsten t3 (m550) on freebsd 6 over usb
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>i've been trying unsucessfully to get my palm t3 to work with freebsd
>using either coldsync or pilot-link.  it seems to be detected ok in
>dmesg, and usbdevs -v:
>ucom0: Palm, Inc. Palm Handheld, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 2
>ucom0: at uhub1 port 1 (addr 2) disconnected
>Controller /dev/usb1:
>addr 1: full speed, self powered, config 1, UHCI root hub(0x0000),
>Intel(0x0000), rev 1.00
> port 1 addr 2: full speed, self powered, config 1, Palm
>Handheld(0x0060), Palm, Inc.(0x0830), rev 1.00
> port 2 powered
>i've got ucom compiled into my kernel and uvisor loaded as a module. 
>i'm just generally confused - what port should i be using?  /dev/usb1,
>/dev/ucom0, /dev/cuad1 and everything i try doesn't work.
>can anyone give me some pointers to help me troubleshoot this problem?
>even better, does anyone have a t3 working over usb?
>thanks for any help!

This is on 6.0 right? I use a Tungsten E and got caught out by the same thing when I upgraded from 5.4 to 6.0. Under 5.4 you connected to /dev/ucom0. Under 6.0 it's /dev/ttyU0. IIRC this change was documented in the release notes (not that I saw it until I'd spent a few hours head scratching). Now sync'ing fine with pilot-link.


Peter Harrison 

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