Fedora Core 3 and my Sony CLIE

[Print This] By mjhammel ~ November 27th, 2005. Filed under: Hardware, Sony CLIE.

I haven’t been using my Sony CLIE for awhile – certainly not since moving to Colorado or buying my Acer laptop. So now its xmas time and I need to put my family’s xmas lists on my CLIE so I can go shopping. But I find that the USB interface is now fully integrated with hotplug. When I hit the hotsync button on my CLIE the USB devices I need to access to my CLIE do not have r/w permissions by default with hotplug. It took about an hour or so to figure this out – I’ve not mucked with hotplug much in the past. What you have to do is find the vendor and product IDs using lsusb – for my device the vendor ID is 0x54c and the product ID is 0x66. Then add the entry to the bottom of /etc/hotplug/usb.usermap. For the CLIE the driver name is "visor". Once you’ve done this you can create a script called "visor" in /etc/hotplug/usb and add the following lines:

#!/bin/sh chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB*

Then when you hit the hotsync button on the CLIE you’ll get devices with the proper permissions to use pilotlink (and thus, my XNotesPlus Pilot Manager interface).

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