[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:
>>>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?
>>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.
> 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...


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