[jp] Null User ID

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at access4less.net
Tue Sep 6 16:46:32 EDT 2005


Tom Russell wrote:
> On Sat August 20 2005 11:48, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> 
>>TR wrote:
>>
>>>Mikkel,
>>>
>>>I mistakenly replied to this using the wrong email address so apologize
>>>for any duplicates.
>>>
>>>Apparently install-user was able to still find the device with the new
>>>port designation, but continues to hang.
>>>
>>>Pretty wierd, huh?
>>>
>>>-Tom
>>
>>Hi Tom,
>> Sorry for the long delay - I was called out of town and I just got
>>back... You should not have /dev/pilot untill you hit the sync button on
>>the Palm. You may want to run "ls -l /dev/pilot" and see what it is
>>pointing to. It is possible that it is pointing to a serial port. If
>>this is the case, then hotplug can not create the proper link when you
>>hit the sync button.
>>
>>Mikkel
> 
> Ah, this is a point I am not getting. Doing an 'ls -l' with kpilotDaemon 
> running and the palm connected, disconnected and/or killing kpilotDaemon, I 
> always get:
> 
> [/home/tom] > ls -l /dev/pilot
> crw-------  1 tom uucp 188, 2 2004-04-06 06:27 /dev/pilot
> [/home/tom] >
> 
> Of course, kpilotDaemon is configured to look at /dev/ttyUSB1. This device 
> actually is created when I kpilotDaemon is running and I hit the hotsync 
> button on the device, otherwise it doesn't exist.
> 
> So, pardon my useless info. This is too complicated for me. Thank goodness the 
> software is somewhat forgiving and/or the penguin smiles on me - knowing that 
> I've peered into the corporate Window of hell.
> 
> -Tom
> 
It looks like someone/something tried to create a /dev/pilot device 
entry that is the same as /dev/ttyUSB2 (USB serial converter). I have no 
idea why. But I would delete it, because it is not doing you any good, 
and hotplug will work better if it is not there...

Mikkel
-- 

   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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