[jp] Sync problems Palm Vx / ttyS0 / OpenSUSE 10.0

Carsten Pohle cpohle at gmail.com
Fri Mar 3 09:54:55 EST 2006

Hi all,

I've already searched the list archive and read all the sync-prob threads, but 
found no solution to my problem yet.

I'm trying to sync a Palm Vx via the serial port /dev/ttyS0 with JPilot 0.99.8 
and pilot-link 0.11.8. When I try to sync, initially everything looks fine, 
with consistend sync status displays in JPilot and on my Palm. However, after 
some seconds, the sync process seems to hang, and finally the Palm shows the 
"connection interrupted" error message. The JPilot log looks like this 
(sorry, it's in German):

 Abgleich mit /dev/ttyS0
 Hot-Sync Knopf jetzt drücken
Benutzername -->"Carsten"
BenutzerID -->28745
Letzter SyncPC = 54861
Dieser PC = 1456871139
Langsamer Abgleich
Synce DatebookDB
Synce AddressDB
Synce ToDoDB
Synce MemoDB
Synce Keys-Gtkr
slow_sync_application: Unable to open file: Keys-Gtkr
synctime: Palm OS version 40.104
synctime: Setting the time on the pilot... Done
ReadDBList returned = -1

Whether the sync stops at the AddressDB, DatebookDB, Keys-Gtkr or some other 
database is purely random from one trial to another. To mee, this seems like 
a timing problem on the serial port. I already tried different speed settings 
for the serial port, but had no success. Everything worked fine with the very 
same settings before I upgraded to OpenSUSE 10.0 with kernel 2.6.x. I can 
definetely tell that it's not a hardware issue, as syncing with Pilot Desktop 
under Win2K on the same machine works flawlessly.

Thanks in advance for pieve of advice,


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