[jp] transient usb serial nodes on Fedora 3

Dan Stromberg strombrg at dcs.nac.uci.edu
Wed Jan 26 14:27:13 EST 2005

Actually, about half the time when I plug my Tungsten C into a cradle or
sync cable, a sync is automatically initiated by the T|C.

This may or may not be related to the fact that I'm running CradleSnd on

On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 14:06 -0500, David A. Desrosiers wrote:
> > When the Zire is plugged in, the device nodes are created no 
> > problem, but if I start a jpilot sync before the sync is started on 
> > the Palm, the sync fails because the nodes don't exist (yet).  This 
> > is a jpilot problem, but I was hoping to work around it by modifying 
> > the hotplug/udev behaviour to not remove nodes.
> 	Actually, plugging a USB Palm device into the cradle does 
> absolutely nothing, on any platform (well, except the T5, but that's 
> another whole set of hardware bugs not to be discussed here). 
> 	You _must_ hit the HotSync button on the Palm side first, 
> before the desktop machine sees the "thing-at-the-end-of-the-cradle" 
> as a device it can communicate with.
> 	There is no "connection" at all, until you do so. It is like 
> plugging a lamp into the wall, with no bulb.
> 	The solution isn't to keep the nodes around, the solution is 
> to hit HotSync on the Palm first, then click on "Sync" on J-Pilot. 
> This is how it works. 
> 	The other two methods, which gnome-pilot and KPilot use, is to 
> poll for the existance of the device in /proc/bus/usb/devices (for 
> gnome-pilot) and /dev (for KPilot), and begin communicating with it 
> when found.
> > J-Pilot version 0.99.8-pre7 claims support for pilot-link 0.12 and 
> > everything works pretty good.
> 	Ok, if that is so, I stand corrected. 
> David A. Desrosiers
> desrod at gnu-designs.com
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