Linux Magazine: Giving Your Palm the Bird

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“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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