View Full Version : can't seem to get gnome-pilot working

30th July 2007, 02:17 AM
Hi all,

I can't seem to figure out how to start the gnome-pilot application. I have a Palm TX and would eventually like to sync this against my new Fedora 7 install.

I've checked the applications -> add remove software and it shows that "gnome-pilot - 2.0.15-5.fc7.i386 - GNOME pilot programs is installed. I assume that this is a X application. I've looked through the applications and system pull down menus and nothing suggestive of Gnome-Palm is there. I've also tried to run it from the terminal command line (bash) and command not found. I've also searched the file system with a:

find / -name gnome-pilot -print
and it shows:


Which are all directories. So how do I start up the gnome-pilot X11 menu?

Thanks in advance,


30th July 2007, 02:49 AM
Login as root

cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/10-visor.rules

hit 'enter'

BUS=="usb", SYSFS{product}=="Palm Handheld*", KERNEL=="ttyUSB[13579]", SYMLINK+="pilot"

(You can copy and paste the BUS=="usb", SYSFS{product}=="Palm Handheld*", KERNEL=="ttyUSB[13579]", SYMLINK+="pilot" bit
Once done, press CTRL+D to exit cat


to reload rules. If that doesn't work, reboot.

You can also add pilot applet to your panel by right-clicking the bar and selecting 'Add to Panel', scroll down until you see pilot applet, select it and close the box.

Sorry, just to be clear, all above is done in terminal.

30th July 2007, 03:26 AM
hi Pete_1967,

Thanks for the tip. I'll give that a try.