pi-bind...sorry if this is a repeat

Jim Newton jimka at rdrop.com
Wed May 8 13:43:17 EDT 2002

wow, thanks Gwen and Joe  and Steven,
i was having the problem 

pi_bind Invalid argument
Check your serial port and settings
exiting with status -10

and i did the following on your advise, and hotsync
works fine now...

chmod a+rw /dev/ttyS0
ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/pilot

thanks much.

Gwen Patton wrote:
> Okay, I figured the #$$#!#$!*& thing out.
> it was STUPID.
> pi_bind was giving a PERMISSION DENIED error.
> I tried running pilot-link's dlpsh program from both user and root, and
> found that root could get to it just FINE.  That meant the PERMISSIONS
> ON THE PORT were wrong!!!
> A quick chmod on /dev/ttyS0, and the corksorter works just FINE now.
> *grumble*.
> I also set up a symlink for /dev/pilot on /dev/ttyS0 because that's
> what pilot-link seems to like best as a default device name.  Works for
> me.
> Talk about a STUPID ERROR...and there was NOTHING on EITHER website
> that pointed me in this direction.  This is a definite FAQ candidate.

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