On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Brian Mury <brianmury(a)alumni.uvic.ca> wrote:
I am trying to get my Palm M130 working with F9 using libusb. When I
start the hotsync, /var/log/messages shows this:
May 19 11:32:41 localhost kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 3
May 19 11:32:41 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and
May 19 11:32:41 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
May 19 11:32:41 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0830,
May 19 11:32:41 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
May 19 11:32:41 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: Product: <FF><F7><9F>
May 19 11:32:41 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Palm, Inc.
May 19 11:32:41 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: SerialNumber: PalmSN12345678
May 19 11:33:54 localhost kernel: usb 3-1: USB disconnect, address 16
The "address 16" on the second and last lines increments each time I try
it, otherwise it is identical every time.
I also get the following in /proc/bus/usb/devices:
T: Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#= 16 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=16 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0830 ProdID=0050 Rev= 1.00
S: Manufacturer=Palm, Inc.
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr= 2mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=03(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 32 Ivl=0ms
and I get a corresponding entry in /proc/bus/usb/003 (in this
However, "pilot-xfer -p usb: -l" just sits there saying "Listening for
incoming connection on usb:..." forever.
Is there anything special I need to do to configure this? Any
troubleshooting ideas? Or should I just give up on libusb and use visor?
I help a guy who has a Palm Lifedrive and w had same experience with
Fedora 8 and never did get it to work. There's a long long thread
they say it will work in F9. F9 is supposed to have the updated HAL
settings, but I think that does not give a sufficient configuration.
I wonder if you have done the basic configuration described in
/usr/share/doc/pilot-link? Look in README-usb and README-fedora. You
have to copy a udev config file out of one directory and into another
in order to make it work. And I think it is also necessary to add
your user to the group "uucp" but I just learned that from usenet
conversation, not the manual.
One thing is to try to run pilot-link as root. If it works there,
then y ou have the old permission problem.
On the other hand, if it doesn't work for root, it means it is just
not working. I'm in the "just not working" status now with F8.
Keep trying, post back here what you find out. I'm quite interested
to hear if/when it works and how you get it.
Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas