Wednesday, April 06, 2005

OS X Palm sync

I get a Palm Vx serial sync cable from Yahoo auction, though it can't work on OS X, and hopefully it can work on Linux, but I found out there is a driver for OS X.

The usb serial Palm sync cable is using and cheap and common chipset(should be pl-2303) manufacture by taiwan manufacturer, prolific, which can download from the website.

I get it work with Palm Desktop (4.2x) on OS X, but may be there is some problem with the driver, a simple data sync will take 15 to 45 minutes. The driver name under OSX is /dev/tty.usbserial.

Choose usb-serial, the option will appear once the cable plugin

This driver work well on linux kernel, module name is pl-2303.o

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