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  1. #1

    /dev/ttyUSB? disappaers on SuSE 9.1 with pilot-link


    I'd like to use pilot-link to do a backup of my Clié NX70V/E.
    As I first installed kdepim3-kpilot-3.2.1-35, every times I press the HotSync button a message box indicate that kpilotDaemon was doing a sync. so I remove it with:
    rpm -e kdepim3-kpilot-3.2.1-35

    If a try to do a pilot-xfer -L , it returns the folowing log:
    The device /dev/ttyUSB1 does not exist..
    Possible solution:
    mknod /dev/ttyUSB1 c <major> <minor>
    Unable to bind to port: /dev/ttyUSB1
    Please use --help for more information

    So I did as root:
    mknod /dev/ttyUSB1 c 188 1
    chmod a+rw /dev/ttyUSB?
    chmod 0666 /dev/ttyUSB?

    Next time pilot-xfer -L is running fine. My problem is if a re-do a pilot-xfer -L I got the first log: The device /dev/ttyUSB1 does not exist.. . And there is no more /dev/ttyUSB1 , some process remove the device. If I re-do a mknod .. it's fine. I have to create the device after each use of pilot-xfer ...

    It was running with the SuSE 9.0 (kernel 2.4), on the same hardware.

    Thanks for your help

  2. #2
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    Mar 2003
    /dev/ttyUSB exists only while the Palm is actually syncing. It gets created and destroyed through hotplugging every time you sync. Press the hotsync button on the Palm (or cradle) first to create the device, then run whatever program your interfacing with.

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