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10.3: Another Palm HotSync fix Apps
I did an archive and install of Panther on my PowerBook to upgrade from Jaguar. After this, HotSync was broken. I re-installed the Palm Desktop software and then iSync 1.3 and this fixed the problem of Hotsync failing to launch, but syncing was still broken.

After much poking around on the 'net, I finally found the fix for my problem. Apparently, an essential piece of the Hotsync software was not moved to the new system during the Panther install. The PalmBladeConduit.bundle was in my previous system folder but not in my current (i.e., Panther's) system folder. To fix, I did this:

 % sudo cp -Rp /Previous\ System/Previous\ System 1/System/
   Library/SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle /System/Library/
   SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle</code> 
Note: the above is a one-line command entry in the terminal. Remove the line breaks and the indent spaces -- such that the text comes right after the "/".]

Voila! I am syncing my Palm, via bluetooth, to the i-apps (iCal/Address Book) once again! Hope this helps someone. It sure did help me.

[robg adds: Another Palm fix was covered in a previous hint...]
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10.3: Another Palm HotSync fix
Authored by: sjonke on Nov 19, '03 01:43:16PM

FYI, at least with 10.3.1, the Palm Desktop installer works and you can fix such syncing problems by rerunning the installer. Previously there were problems running the installer. Either 10.3.1 fixed it, or Palm fixed a problem and silently re-released the Palm Desktop software with the same version number. In any case the installer works fine now.

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Typo?
Authored by: babbage on Nov 21, '03 12:33:21PM

The hint suggests this:

 % sudo cp -Rp /Previous\ System/Previous\ System 1/System/
   Library/SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle /System/Library/
   SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle</code> 

That "</code>" at the end looks like a typo to me. Should the line be like this instead?

 % sudo cp -Rp /Previous\ System/Previous\ System 1/System/
   Library/SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle /System/Library/
   SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle

And while we're at it, we can clean up the linebreaks for easier copy & paste action with a well placed backslash:

% sudo cp -Rp \
    /Previous\ System/Previous\ System 1\
    /System/Library/SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle \
    /System/Library/SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle

Does it look better / more accurate this way? The line-break as given here should, hopefully, make it much clearer what is being done by that line -- the /System/Library[...]Palm[...]bundle file is being copied out of the previous system directory (which, incidently, could have different names on different systems, depending on whether people have done other upgrades in the past) into the current /System directory tree.

Whitespace almost always makes it easier to see what's going on... :-)

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Typo?
Authored by: babbage on Nov 21, '03 12:45:05PM

Doh! The backslashes were in when I previewed it. This CMS takes HTML, chews it through a blender, and spits out something unrecognizeable, eh? Let me try that end code block again:

% sudo cp -Rp \
    /Previous\ System/Previous\ System 1\
    /System/Library/SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle \
    /System/Library/SyncServices/PalmBladeConduit.bundle

If that gets mangled again, I'm putting a backslash character at the end of each of the first three lines, but not the last line. The first line has a space between the '-Rp' and the backslash (probably works either way, but clearer with the space), the second line does not have a space after the '1' and its backslash, and the third line does have a space after '.bundle' and before its backslash.

The spacing is significiant, particualrly in the second line, because you're forcing the shell to insert a linebreak & yet to ignore it, and I think the behavior of any whitespace before the backslash is undefined (i.e. it might be taken literally, and you'll get an error about a missing file).

Of course, if the slashes are all visible this time, then the previous disclaimer can be safely ignored :-)

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Typo?
Authored by: Krioni on Jan 17, '04 06:30:27PM

When doing code in postings, I always COPY my whole message, hit the Preview button and if it looks good, PASTE back in what was written before the Preview. Then I post that. I find that on many sites the Preview step mangles things.



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10.3: Another Palm HotSync fix
Authored by: tobyvoss on Nov 26, '03 01:22:28PM

exactly the same problem and solution here (with palm dekstop 4.0, not the latest one (4.1)).



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10.3: Another Palm HotSync fix
Authored by: mcbeewl on Dec 04, '03 10:44:11AM

Are you saying that one should use Palm Desktop 4.0 in Panther (10.3.x) rather than Palm Desktop 4.1?



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10.3: Another Palm HotSync fix
Authored by: daviddavid10 on Feb 13, '04 11:08:01AM

I had a similar problem once 10.3.2 was installed: I couldn't hotsync to my Palm (part of a Samsung I-300 cell phone/pda, connected via a KeySpan USA-19 USB converter). I tried the advice of one hint to use the key board USB port, but that didn't work either. I tried using isync, but couldn't find the palm conduit, never mind getting it to work (in isync 1.3) Nothing worked, until by chance I opened the Network System Pref for another reason. The preference panel dialogue spontaneously came up and indicated to me that "a new port, USA-19, has been detected. Click Apply to activate". I thought: I can do that. Thereafter, HotSync worked, without having to use an isync workaround. Now I can easily sync. This may help folks using a Keyspan adapter, or folks who can't get the palm hotsync to work.



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Much simpler, in my case at least!
Authored by: Mija on Apr 13, '04 01:13:10PM

I'm posting this in case it still helps some laggard like me.

I had 10.2.8. I just installed 10.3.0 (Archive & Install + conserve users), then 10.3.3, and some other things (Xcode, X11, ....). Afterwards, when I tried to hotsync (T3 in the cradle), nothing happened. I tried to start manually the Hotsync Manager, but if failed with a strange error about libraries. And after some Googling, I found these tips, which looked to me too unconclusive and strange.

Well, in my case it has been quite easier. I tried uninstalling the Palm Desktop using the installer supplied in the Palm CD. It finished with a message : "the uninstallation did NOT finish correctly", or something like that. I run it again, but now installing. New message at the end: "the installation did NOT finis correctly". Darn.

Palm Desktop was able to run, but Hotsync Manager continued to fail.
Then I remembered about a Startup Item that I had to disable in a hurry when I had just installed OS X 10.3.0: Transport Monitor, in the Palm Desktop folder. I ran it: it just goes into the background. I ran Hotsync Manager: IT WORKS. (Just in case, I checked that its preferences were as they were in Jaguar; sure enough, the first checkbox ("start Hotsync software at computer startup") was unchecked, so I checked it again).

I had to reinstall the iSync Palm Conduit because it had dissappeared (so my first hotsync failed, and I had to cancel it because it wouldn't time out). But after installing it, everything is OK. (Strangely, just the Palm icon on the iSync window and corresponding software had disappeared, but NOT the settings. So it really was install and hotsync)

Note that I never rebooted nor used the root account!

(But just so you know, I'm using an administrative account)

Cheers!



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