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I tried to hot sync and the palm red dot came on and then the black dot and it keeps doing this over and over and I can't turn it off.

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Uninstall Hot Sync and re-install it. If this still doesn't work then try it on another computer to see if it's the palm itself that is causing your problem. If it is then you might be able to get it going with a factory reset. Let us know when model PDA you have and we can try to assist you further. Thanks.

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There are five possible ways to HotSync a Palm using Linux:

  1. A Simple Backup
  2. Conduits
  3. Palm Desktop on Linux
  4. Emulate Windows
  5. Emulate Palm


  1. A Simple Backup
    The first option, a simple backup, means that the HotSync simply copies the files from the PDA to the Linux desktop, performing a backup. If the handheld is erased somehow, the files can be restored from the Linux backup.

    The most popular and mature Linux package for simple backups is pilot-link. An alternative is ColdSync. This option will keep data safer than no HotSync at all, but I find it very unsatisfying, because I can't access the data from my Linux desktop computer or transfer data from my desktop computer to the PDA.


  2. Conduits
    The second option, conduits, means that the HotSync can synchronize data between the PDA and the desktop computer, but only for a limited subset of Palm applications. Support for conduits is not great in the Linux world.

    This option may be best for those who have a great PIM software on Linux that has conduits. The drawback of this option is that not all of the Palm data are accessible from the Linux programs.

    There are a number of programs that can do this, but they take a piecemeal approach. For example, Ximian Evolution is a Linux groupware suite. It can HotSync contacts, tasks, and appointments, but it can't HotSync memos.


  3. Palm Desktop on Linux
    The third option, creating a clone of Palm Desktop on Linux, means that data from all of the standard Palm applications can be accessed from Linux. However, nonstandard Palm applications are likely not supported.

    A popular clone of the Palm Desktop is J-Pilot. Another clone of the Palm Desktop, for the Linux KDE Desktop, is KPilot. (The eventual successor of KPilot will be KitchenSync.) The most immature version of the Palm Desktop, intended for users of the Linux Gnome Desktop, is gnome-pilot.


  4. Emulate Windows
    The fourth option is emulating Microsoft Windows so that the standard Windows version of Palm Desktop, HotSync, and other programs can be used. Emulation of Windows on Linux computers is normally done with Wine, CrossOver Office (the commercial version of Wine), or Cedega (a commercial version of Wine intended for games).

    With Wine, Windows programs run alongside Linux programs. However, my most recent research into this option showed that support of Palm HotSync with these emulators is possible only for computer gurus with much free time to jump through hoops.

    There are, however, a number of other options for emulating Windows. One option that should work better is virtual machines, such as VMware. Virtual Machines run a full version of the Windows Operating System for programs to play in, instead of having them run alongside Linux programs. Emulating Windows should allow a full HotSync, with all programs and data. It's also the option which takes the most computing resources.


  5. Emulate Palm
    The final option, emulating a Palm, may be the best solution for many. This solution involves a simple backup type HotSync like the first option, but combines this with a virtual Palm OS device running on the Linux machine. This should allow full access to the Palm handheld's programs and data, using the Linux desktop machine. The (minor) disadvantage of this option is that it doesn't allow use of the full screen of the Linux computer, only the small emulated Palm screen. Also, anyone using this option must be very careful with HotSync's in order to prevent problems like duplicate records. The problem is that two Palm devices (one hardware and one virtual) will be sharing the same HotSync files. If you don't understand this, then I recommend not using this option. (Certainly, I'd recommend using similar models for the hardware PDA and the virtual PDA, as some Palm models have software enhancements that affect data storage formats.)

    PalmSource provides software to emulate a 68K Palm (for Palm OS up to version 4.x) , the POSE Palm OS Emulator. This option is available to those who first register as Palm OS Developers.

    There's also the Palm OS Simulator for Palm OS 5.x and 6.x, but I don't think it's usable for this task: My cursory research indicated that it doesn't seem to emulate Palm hardware and it doesn't seem to have a Linux port.

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Remove the battery for one minute, then try the sync procedure again. It should work.

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Then you mean than the sync is itself not successful ..

am i right?

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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    there has been no reply from you.
    please give a input


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