Synching a Palm Zire 31 with Evolution      2005.04.24 @ 9:40:50 PM
Thanks to Sujee I was able to quickly get my Palm Zire 31 working with Evolution. His original article is posted here:

http://www.sujee.net/geeky/zire31.html

Roughly, this is what I have done in order to get it to work:

Install all required packages with:
apt-get install libgnome-pilot2 pilot-link gnome-pilot evolution-pilot gnome-pilot-conduits jpilot

(jpilot is a separated application and is not needed for Evolution, but it's real good and you might want to give it a try later on)
Zire 31 on Linux

Edit /usr/share/gnome-pilot/devices.xml and add this at the end:

<!-- Palm Zire 31 -->
<device vendor_id="0830" product_id="0061" />


Now launch evolution and go to Tools - Pilot Configuration. It will automatically launch gpilotd (the sync daemon) with some parameters that will make sync fail with the Zire 31. You must kill gpilotd at this point before going any further with:

killall -9 gpilotd


Now connect your Zire to the USB port and relaunch gpilotd immediately by simply issuing:

gpilotd


Proceed with the configuration and enjoy your Zire. Configure the conduits one by one and make sure they sync correctly before going to the next one.

Note: You must have the kernel support enabled in order to get all this to work. There is a kernel module called "visor" which enables a virtual serial interface for your Zire. Once you press hotsync on your palm, you should see the visor module when you execute lsmod, and your /var/log/messages will show something like this:

Apr 21 15:02:55 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using address 5
Apr 21 15:02:55 localhost kernel: visor 1-1:1.0: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter detected
Apr 21 15:02:55 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Apr 21 15:02:55 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: Handspring Visor / Palm OS converter now attached to ttyUSB1


If you need to enable the Palmpilot support in your kernel, it is located under Device Drivers -> USB Support -> USB to Serial Converters

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