[linux-dell-laptops] pilot-xfer on the I3500
i have an inspiron 3500 running redhat 6.0, kernel 2.2.12. i also own a
palm III. i've been having consistent problems using pilot-xfer 0.9.4
to sync my palm via the serial port. it inevitably fails halfway
through the sync with a bunch of "weird packet" errors. reducing the
baud rate via the PILOTRATE variable does not seem to help.
syncing works fine under windows 98, so i'm pretty sure the serial port
is physically OK. i've used the pilot-link package in the past with my
old dell desktop, so i'm pretty sure that pilot-xfer is stable. my only
theory is that I/O support under linux is not entirely reliable for
funny laptop hardware.
does anyone else have an I3500 and successfully use it to sync with a
palm? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.