Idiot-Proof Install for JPilot TX/Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon?

Discussion in 'Sync (Mac and Linux/Palm OS)' started by rlaurio, Feb 2, 2008.

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  1. rlaurio

    rlaurio TX Enthusiast

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    I'm searching for install tips and suggestions online, and I'm getting a lot of conflicting information. One site says I need to add "visor" to "modules" in the command line. Another one says I need to upgrade my TX Rom so that JPilot recognizes the TX as a USB stick. A lot of people seem to be having trouble getting it to work. There seem to be varying tweaks for different versions of Ubuntu to get the installation to work.

    Does anyone who's TX is successfully syncing with JPilot on Ubuntu 7.10 remember exactly which instructions they followed?
     
  2. DragonHunter

    DragonHunter Bow, bow, bow, bow

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    I've tinkered a bit with whichever one comes on the Asus Eee...Jpilot, Kpilot, I think it's the K one...but to no avail. It doesn't want to talk to my TX.....I know there are a few users on the board who have Linux talking to their Palms, so hopefully one will come along and shed some light.
     
  3. rlaurio

    rlaurio TX Enthusiast

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    One comes with the EEE? I actually have an EEE, but I haven't tried syncing my TX with it. Hopefully JPilot works better with Ubuntu than its equivalent does with Xandros.
     
  4. holvoetn

    holvoetn Still a moderator ...

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    Already checked in the Sync (Mac and Linux/Palm OS) forum ?
    There are quite a number of threads there discussing this.

    This is a good one to start ;)
     
  5. rlaurio

    rlaurio TX Enthusiast

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    Yes, I saw that thread. It seems that every version of Linux needs a different way to get it to work. What works for Suse or Ubuntu running KDE isn't what will work for Ubuntu 7.10.

    Maybe a moderator can move this to the correct forum.
     
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    Done ;)
     
  7. Chet L.

    Chet L. Mobile Deity

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    All I did to get my TX to work with JPilot on Gutsy was to add "usb:" under File/preferences/settings/Serial Port.
     
  8. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone One Serious Wiku

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    I used synaptic to install JPilot on my Dell Latitude C610 running Gutsy and everything ran without a hitch.
     
  9. rlaurio

    rlaurio TX Enthusiast

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    It worked. :)

    I opened the terminal in Ubutu and typed in:
    sudo apt-get install jpilot
    and hit the enter button. I let JPiolt install.

    Then I typed in:
    sudo apt-get install pilot-link
    and the enter button and let that install (whatever that is!)

    I added "usb:" under File/preferences/settings/Serial Port.

    I clicked the sync button on the TX, waited three seconds and then clicked the sync button in JPilot. And it worked (on the second try - I had to add the colon after "usb".)
     
  10. DragonHunter

    DragonHunter Bow, bow, bow, bow

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    Congrats. Glad it worked for you.
     
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