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Linux Magazine: Giving Your Palm the Bird

Feb 25, 2001, 15:39 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"If you're one of the millions of computer geeks and harried executives addicted to your Palm or Palm-compatible connected organizer, you've probably noticed that Palm Computing hasn't exactly been a huge supporter of Linux. For the most part, Linux users have lacked the tools that allow their Palms the same level of interoperability that Windows and Macintosh users have been enjoying for quite some time."

"Fortunately for you, you can now seamlessly integrate your Palm device with Linux. We'll show you how to get the most out of both the command-line tools that are available, as well as the latest GNOME GUI software for integrating Linux with your Palm."

"Assuming you've got your favorite Linux distribution up and running, the first thing you'll want to do is connect your HotSync cradle to an available communications port. On most Linux systems, the first two serial COM ports are mapped to /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyS1, but on occasion you may find that they are mapped to /dev/cua0 or /dev/cua1."

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