(getestet mit Kubuntu 10.04 LTS)
HOWTO: Set up kpilot to synch your Palm PDA under Kubuntu These directions are current as of Jaunty and cover synching contacts (addressbook) and calendar to Kontact (the KDE calendar/addressbook/todolist app):
1) install the „akonadi“ and „kpilot“ packages: sudo apt-get install akonadi-kde kpilot
2) identify the kontact calendar and addressbook resources to akonadi: System Settings → Advanced → Akonadi configuration click the „std.vcf“ and „std.ics“ entries in turn, pointing them to the following files:
(the first is your addressbook in „vcard“ format and the second is your calendar, as used by Kontact)
3) Tell kpilot to use the Akonadi collections by going to the kpilot config screen and selecting the „Contacts“ and „Calendar“ conduits in turn, clicking on the std.vcf or std.ics names, and clicking Apply.
4) Tell kpilot to sync via usb and not /dev/pilot by going to General Setup → Device in the config window and putting „usb:“ (four characters ending in a colon) into the „Pilot device“ field. This is correct for most people.
5) Put your device in its cradle (and/or plug it in) and press the hotsync button.
If you use these instructions and find problems (or not) please reply. Would be interesting to know how many users are out there.
...sind Steuerkommandos für PalmOS, die bestimmte Funktionen auf kurzem Weg ausführen. Sie müssen lediglich in einem Eingabefeld geschrieben werden...
Eigentlich ist es ziemlich störend, wenn sich der Palm während des Roboterbetriebes ständig nach max. 3 min. abschaltet. Hier gibt es mit bordeigenen Mitteln Abhilfe. Mit
`Shortcut.3` schaltet man das AutoPower Off bis zum nächsten Reset ab.
.i Enable Beam-Receive for a brief time. You no longer have to toggle beam-receive in Prefs/General. .s Toggle between serial and IR modes. In serial mode, data normally transmitted via the IR port is sent over the serial port. .t Toggle loopback mode for the IR Exchange Manager. .1 Open the serial port (debug mode). Soft reset to close. CAUTION: Serious battery drain if left open! .2 Open the serial port (console mode). Soft reset to close. .3 Turn Auto-Off off. .4 Flash username and ID; the ID number represents the Windows Registry Key for the desktop software that sets the install flag, denoting whether there are files to be installed (thanks to Erwin Schomburg). .5 Remove user configuration (username and 4 digit ID) and hotsync log. CAUTION: If you re-sync after doing this shortcut, duplicate entries will be created! Instead, perform a hard-reset and then sync with "PC Overwrites Palm". .6 Display the ROM date. .7 Cycle through battery type settings. The battery-types are: Alkaline/NiCad/ Rechargeable Alkaline/NiMH. Selecting the proper type of battery displays the corresponding "fuel" gauge. NOTE 1: NiMH setting only available in OS 3.3 and later. NOTE 2: (courtesy Fred Maxwell): selecting NiMH, NiCad, or Rechargeable Alkaline batteries through the .7 shortcut results in the Visor Neo disabling beaming. If you attempt to beam a file after changing to a battery type other than Alkaline, you get the following message: "Power Manager: Beaming has been temporarily disabled because the combination of features you are using requires more power than currently available. (Pwr 1E03)". Suggested Workaround: When you need to beam data, change the battery-type to Alkaline, perform the beaming and then change it back to the appropriate type. .8 Toggle the "inverse" backlighting on the Palm V or Palm IIIx. NOTE: If you upgrade from an older Palm device, this will not work unless you delete the Graffiti_ShortCuts.PRC from your backup directory BEFORE you do your first HotSync. If you've already performed a HotSync, you'll have to back everything up, delete the file mentioned above, hard reset your device, and then HotSync. (CESD, of DateBk3 fame, is working on writing this capability into dbScan).