Problems with USB Palm sync

Anish Mistry amistry at
Tue Oct 17 22:02:00 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 17 October 2006 16:29, Jonathan Arnold wrote:
> Has anyone had any luck using pilot-link to sync JPilot to a Palm
> device via the USB? I'm trying to sync my Handspring Visor and it
> just doesn't seem to be noticing it. I have the following in my
> /dev/usbd.conf file:
First you shouldn't be using usbd.conf.  You should be using devd.conf 
and devfs.rules.

Disable usbd.

Add to devd.conf:
attach 0 {
        device-name "ugen[0-9]+";
        match "vendor" "0x082d";
        match "product" "0x0100";
        match "release" "0x0100";
        action "/usr/local/sbin/ $device-name";

Setup devfs.rules if you have yet to do it:

Add your user to the operator group or change the mode to 0666 below.
Add to devfs.rules:
add path 'ugen*' group operator
add path 'ugen*' mode 0660

In /usr/local/sbin/
# run command ie. (sync)
/usr/bin/su $JPILOT_USER -c "$COMMAND"

Anish Mistry
amistry at
AM Productions
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