PC OS: Fedora Core 3
pilot-link version : 0.12.pre4
Handheld: IBM WorkPad c500
HotSync connection: handheld to pc via usb cable
HotSync Settings: 115,200 bps Flow Control: Auto
GUI: Jpilot version 0.99.7
I recently purchased an IBM WorkPad c500. It is identical to the Palm m500. I have been able to use jpilot to sync data between the handheld, and my PC. However, when I try to install add-on files, I get failed errors.
So, switching to console and running the pilot-xfre command. I get very simular results.
<br /># pilot-xfer -i HARDBALL.PRC<br /><br /> Listening for incoming connection on /dev/ttyUSB1... connected!<br /><br /> Installing 'HARDBALL.PRC'...<br /> ERROR: pi_file_install failed (-202, PalmOS 0x0000).<br /><br /> Thank you for using pilot-link.<br />#<br />#<br />
Well now, what could be the cause of this?
After some lengthy and might I say almost boreing perusal of black and white documents pertaining to my new handheld, I came to the conclusion that my speed settings may be in-accurate. I did not read but just a little further, where the manual states that setting the speed on my handheld is irrellevant in regards to usb usage.
Ok, so once again, I continue through the long and dark hallways of information, as I gleen the files for more information. Well, having the source code for pilot-link, I began to peruse it, to no avail. Although I have coded in C++ in the past, it was to not any great extent, and this seemed to only prove that I din't know what I was looking for.
Ok. So now what? Well I decided to use a freinds windows machine with the PalmOne Desktop software. After doing some investigation, I found that m500 handhelds had a problem formatting 128MB + SD Cards. Could this be the solution?
I installed the required patch from Palm, and Voile' I had a working hotsync link. I reformatted my 128 SD Card, and bingo! I could then load .prc files to it.
So now I am back here on my linux box, to give a go again, and hopefully we can get somewhere :)