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Palm Vx & Serial to USB port adapter with Ubuntu Linux 7.10


Tested on Ubuntu Linux 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon (2007-02-17).

Since the introduction of udev the udev rules have to be adapted to enable the Palm Serial to USB port adapter.
  1. Enter the following command in your terminal.
    sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/10-custom.rules

  2. Add the following line to your 10-custom.rules file in gedit.
    BUS=="usb", KERNEL=="ttyUSB*", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0830", SYSFS{idProduct}=="0080", SYMLINK+="pilot"
    

  3. Save the file and close gedit.

  4. Reload the udev rules.
    sudo udevcontrol reload_rules

  5. The Palm Pilot can now be accessed unter /dev/pilot when the Palm is connected to the PC.