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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)


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